Main definitions of pittite in English

: Pittite1pittite2

Pittite1

noun

historical
  • A supporter of (the policies of) William Pitt ‘the Elder’, or his son, William Pitt ‘the Younger’.

adjective

historical
  • Of or relating to (the policies of) William Pitt ‘the Elder’, or his son William Pitt ‘the Younger’.

Origin

Mid 18th century. Either from the name of William Pitt ‘the Elder’, British politician and prime minister, or from the name of William Pitt ‘the Younger’, British politician and prime minister + -ite.

Pronunciation

Pittite

/ˈpɪtʌɪt/

Main definitions of pittite in English

: Pittite1pittite2

pittite2

noun

rare
  • A spectator who occupies a place in the pit of a theatre.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Beresford (1764–1840), writer. From pit + -ite, probably originally with humorous allusion to Pittite.

Pronunciation

pittite

/ˈpɪtʌɪt/