titbit


titbit
titbit, tidbit
Titbit is the usual spelling in BrE and tidbit in AmE. The first element is probably derived from an English dialect word tid meaning ‘tender, nice, special’.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Titbit — Tit bit , n. Same as {Tidbit}. [Chiefly Brit.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • titbit — (N. Amer. tidbit) ► NOUN 1) a small piece of tasty food. 2) a small and particularly interesting item of gossip or information. ORIGIN from dialect tid «tender» (of unknown origin) + BIT(Cf. ↑bit) …   English terms dictionary

  • titbit — [tit′bit΄] n. var. ofchiefly Brit.Chiefly Brit. TIDBIT …   English World dictionary

  • titbit — [[t]tɪ̱tbɪt[/t]] titbits (in AM, use tidbit) 1) N COUNT You can refer to a small piece of information about someone s private affairs as a titbit, especially when it is interesting and shocking. ...titbits of gossip gleaned from the corridors of… …   English dictionary

  • titbit — UK [ˈtɪtbɪt] / US [ˈtɪtˌbɪt] noun [countable] Word forms titbit : singular titbit plural titbits British 1) a small piece of food 2) a piece of interesting information titbits of gossip …   English dictionary

  • titbit — Tidbit Tid bit , n. [Tid + bit.] A delicate or tender piece of anything eatable; a delicious morsel. [Written also {titbit}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • titbit — See tidbit. See tidbit, titbit …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • titbit — tit|bit [ˈtıtˌbıt] n BrE [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: tidbit] 1.) a small piece of food American Equivalent: tidbit 2.) titbit of information/gossip/news etc a small but interesting piece of information etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • titbit — noun (C) especially BrE 1 a small piece of food; tidbit AmE 2 titbit of information/gossip/news etc plural a small but interesting piece of information etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • titbit — /ˈtɪtbɪt / (say titbit) noun 1. a delicate bit of food. 2. a choice or pleasing bit of anything. Also, US, tidbit. {variant of tidbit} …   Australian English dictionary


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