any of various skin diseases, as eczema, characterized by itching
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
Any of various skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, or herpes, characterized by eruptions and itching.
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.