/tit"bit'/, n. Chiefly Brit.

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  • 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

  • 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

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

  • titbit — [ˈtɪtbɪt] noun [C] British 1) a piece of interesting information 2) a small piece of food …   Dictionary for writing and speaking 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

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