give the mitten to

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give the mitten to (third-person singular simple present gives the mitten to, present participle giving the mitten to, simple past gave the mitten to, past participle given the mitten to)

  1. (colloquial, dated) To dismiss as a lover; to reject the suit of.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for give the mitten to in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)