Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Nonstandard Variant of victual.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Food.
  • v. To provide or obtain edible provisions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of victual.

Etymologies

From victuals. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "With sech a pack o 'chill'n ter vittle ez we-uns hev got at our house," he muttered.

    Down the Ravine

  • Maunder, 'here John assumed his full historical key,' him wi 'the pot to his vittle-place; and Sir Richard Blewitt shaking over the zaddle, and

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

  • - "But you should go to your mountain, or you will get no vittle."

    Journal of a Residence among the Negroes in the West Indies

  • If a were up to t 'use o' words, a could say a mighty deal; but somehow a'm tongue-teed when a come to want my words most, so a'll only just mak 'bold t' say as a think yo've done pretty well for yo'rsel ', getten a house-full o' furniture '(looking around him as he said this),' an 'vittle an' clothin 'for t' axing, belike, an 'a home for t' missus in her time

    Sylvia's Lovers — Complete

  • They've been after t 'winders, and after t' vittle, and after t 'very saut to 't; it's dearer by hauf an' more nor it were when a were a boy: they're a meddlesome set o 'folks, law-makers is, an' a'll niver believe King George has ought t 'do wi' 't.

    Sylvia's Lovers — Complete

  • He pays me aforehand; an 'he pays me down for whativer a've getten for him; but that's but little; he's noane up t' his vittle, though a've made him some broth as good as a could make 'em.'

    Sylvia's Lovers — Complete

  • 'Yo' niver seed more vittle brought together i 'Newcassel, I'll be bound; there'll be above half a hundredweight o' butcher's meat, beside pies and custards.

    Sylvia's Lovers — Complete

  • A thought it were Scriptur 'as he said, but a'd needed a' my strength just then for t 'lift t' pot off t 'fire -- it were t' first vittle a'd tasted sin 'morn, for t' famine comes down like stones on t 'head o' us poor folk: an 'a' a said were just "Coom along, chap, an 'fa' to; an 'God's blessing be on him as eats most."

    Sylvia's Lovers — Complete

  • 'Let alone, let alone,' said he; 'pigs' vittle takes noan such dainty carryin 'as milk.

    Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 2

  • Friday told me such a boat would do very well, and would carry "much enough vittle, drink, bread;" this was his way of talking.

    Robinson Crusoe

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  • Nah. No victuals for me. I prefer vittles.

    October 28, 2009

  • Awww, it's a love-in :-)

    October 26, 2009

  • That would definitely end the long-running feud between the two words, wouldn't it.

    October 26, 2009

  • Yep, and I think, for fairness’ sake, vittle should be pronounced /ˈvɪktʃuəl/.

    October 25, 2009

  • But victual is pronounced vittle, isn't it? Signed, Too Lazy to Look.

    October 25, 2009

  • Well that's okay then :-)

    October 25, 2009

  • But I like calling them vittles....

    October 25, 2009

  • See victual. Websters marks vittle as dialectical and obsolete.

    October 24, 2009