Origin of tetterMiddle English tetere from Old English teter, akin to Sanskrit dadru, skin disease from Indo-European an unverified form dedru-, reduplicated, reduplication of base an unverified form der-, to skin from source tear
nounChiefly Southern US
Origin of tetterMiddle English teter from Old English; see der- in Indo-European roots.
- (now rare) Any of various pustular skin conditions.
(third-person singular simple present tetters, present participle tettering, simple past and past participle tettered)
- To affect with tetter.
Old English teter.