- Dither is defined as a state of confusion or anxiety.
An example of dither is the feeling a mother has when she doesn't know why her baby is sick; in a dither.
- The definition of dither is to be confused.
An example of dither is to be undecided about a situation.
- to be nervously excited or confused
- to be indecisive; vacillate, waver, etc.
Origin of ditherMiddle English dideren, probably akin to daderen, dodder
intransitive verbdith·ered, dith·er·ing, dith·ers
Origin of ditherAlteration of didder, from Middle English dideren, to tremble; see diddle2.
(third-person singular simple present dithers, present participle dithering, simple past and past participle dithered)
From didder from Middle English didderen, meaning "to tremble".