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Definition of mitten noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mitten

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɪtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪtn//
 
(also mitt)
 
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a type of glove that covers the four fingers together and the thumb separately Word Origin Middle English: from Old French mitaine, perhaps from mite, a pet name for a cat (because mittens were often made of fur).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mitten