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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
grubby hands/paws/mitts
▪ Benedict imprisoned her closer, oblivious to her grubby hands caught against the pristine whiteness of his neckcloth.
▪ Every grubby penny I can get my grubby hands on, every grubby day of my grubby little life..
▪ The children are fighting under the tank, catching drips like diamonds in their grubby hands.
▪ boxing mitts
▪ Would you keep your grubby mitts to yourself!
▪ And then there's this garish white comic poster of Rosie O'Donnell in a baseball mitt.
▪ Cynthia arrived, wearing a pair of blue oven mitts and carrying a large stew pot.
▪ He is putting on his protection, a long mitt made of sacking up to his elbow.
▪ He parked and when I got out he was holding two baseball mitts and a hardball.
▪ I could see his fingers working signals behind the mitt so intensely the batter had to have seen too.
▪ Miriam presiding over a display of woven baskets and woolly mitts - some hopes!
▪ She was damp, she was sore from scrubbing with the shower mitt, her hair hung in rats' tails.
▪ The thought made her laugh again; she put her black mitts to her cheeks, stinging with cold and sun.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Mitt \Mitt\, n. [Abbrev. fr. mitten.]

  1. A mitten; also, a covering for the wrist and hand and not for the fingers, usually worn by women.

  2. (Baseball) A large glove, usually made of leather or similar material, with differing degrees of padding and usually some form of webbing in the large space between the thumb insert and the insert for the index finger; a baseball glove. It is used to assist in catching the baseball. The catcher's mitt has more padding and less webbing.

  3. A hand; -- used mostly in slang expressions; as, keep your mitts off my box of chocolates!

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1765, shortened form of mitten (q.v.). Baseball sense is from 1902. Slang sense of "hand" is from 1896.


n. 1 A mitten 2 An oversized, protective glove such as an oven mitt or a baseball mitt. 3 (context informal especially in plural English) A hand.

  1. n. the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt" [syn: hand, manus, paw]

  2. gloves worn by fielders in baseball [syn: baseball glove, glove, baseball mitt]


Mitt may refer to:

  • Glove, a garment covering the whole hand
  • Baseball mitt, a large leather glove that is worn by baseball players on defense
  • Mitt (name), a surname and given name
  • Military transition team or MiTT
  • Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology or MITT
  • William Mitten (1819–1906), English chemist, whose name is usually abbreviated "Mitt."
  • Mitt (film), a 2014 documentary film about Mitt Romney
Mitt (name)

Mitt is both a surname and a given name. Notable people with the name include:

Mitt (film)

Mitt is a 2014 American documentary film that chronicles the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Mitt premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014. The film was released on Netflix on January 24, 2014.

Usage examples of "mitt".

The fishwife gesticulated rapidly with her fleshy hands in their black knitted mitts, not forgetting to hold her little finger out at an elegant angle.

It also had a hardwood floor, but instead of mirrors its walls were lined with heavy bags, speed bags, uppercut bags, stretching and weight machines, thick vertical wooden boards with padding at their ends makiwara, Sternway called them and rows of shelves for focus mitts and a bewildering variety of other pads.

The men wore mismatched pieces of armor: wooden knuckle mitts, articulated steel greaves, hornmail, ringmail, pothelms, spikehelms, metal plate, boiled leather, coats of shell and bone.

She backed up a step, swatting at his sword with a hand whose essential broadness and redness was not disguised by the black shammy mitt covering it.

Place the lumbering Horton hit a twisting grounder to McCord, who batted it down with his mitt, jumped for it, turned and fell on the base, but too late to get his man.

He was humiliated and broken, and he looked especially absurd in his expensive flying suit and helmet-his small face in the wide faceplate, his gloves making his hands look like fat mitts.

You tell me, eh goes, spreadin ehs hands oot, the rolled fag stuck in one mitt.

It sound tike a go th, n ad mitt to himlf, butte had absolutely no proof.

And those mitts to match, I believe, for they came from the glovers only yesterday.

Slipping her hands into mitts, Celeste took the cookie sheets from the oven.

When they were set safely on the burner grates, she tossed the mitts aside and turned off the oven.

Setting aside the mitts, he took up the serving pieces lying nearby and started filling each plate with half a hen, roasted potatoes, and an array of vegetables.

He paused with no sign of impatience while she sold a pair of mitts, taking as long as possible.

The hands were huge ovals, like mitts, but were segmented to form fingers, any of which apparently could be shifted to opposing the others.

Of the group, Blondell Wayne Tatum was the only one wearing a brand-new Rawlings outfielder’s mitt.