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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: didder 'to shake' (14-19 centuries)

dither

verb
     
dith‧er [intransitive]
to keep being unable to make a final decision about something
dither over/about/between
He accused the government of dithering over the deal.
Stop dithering, girl, and get on with it!
ditherer noun [countable]

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