Tittlebat
Tittlebat Tit"tle*bat, n. (Zo["o]l.) The three-spined stickleback. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • tittlebat — tit·tle·bat …   English syllables

  • tittlebat — n. Brit. a stickleback. Etymology: fanciful var …   Useful english dictionary

  • Three-spined stickleback — Taxobox name = Three spined stickleback status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Gasterosteiformes familia = Gasterosteidae genus = Gasterosteus species = G.… …   Wikipedia

  • tiddler — noun Brit. informal a small fish, especially a stickleback or minnow. ↘a young or unusually small person or thing. Origin C19: perh. related to tiddly2 or tittlebat, a childish form of stickleback …   English new terms dictionary

  • tiddler — /ˈtɪdlə / (say tidluh) noun 1. a very small fish, especially a stickleback or minnow. 2. Colloquial a small child, especially one who is undersize. {British dialect variant of tittlebat, hypocoristic form of stickleback} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tiddler — ► NOUN Brit. informal 1) a small fish. 2) a young or unusually small person or thing. ORIGIN perhaps related to TIDDLY(Cf. ↑tiddly) or tittlebat, a childish form of stickleback …   English terms dictionary

  • tiddler — n. Brit. colloq. 1 a small fish, esp. a stickleback or minnow. 2 an unusually small thing or person. Etymology: perh. rel. to TIDDLY(2) and tittlebat, a childish form of stickleback …   Useful english dictionary

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