tidbit

  • 1Tidbit — 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

  • 2tidbit — (n.) c.1640, probably from dialectal tid fond, solicitous, tender + BIT (Cf. bit) (n.1) morsel …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3tidbit — [n] tiny portion bit, bite, delicacy, goody*, morsel, mouthful, snack, soupçon, titbit, treat; concepts 458,835 Ant. lot …

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  • 4tidbit — (Brit. titbit) ► 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) …

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  • 5tidbit — [tid′bit΄] n. [dial. tid, small object + BIT2] a pleasing or choice bit of food, news, gossip, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 6tidbit — UK [ˈtɪdbɪt] / US [ˈtɪdˌbɪt] noun [countable] Word forms tidbit : singular tidbit plural tidbits American a titbit …

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  • 7tidbit — 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

  • 8tidbit — 1) bite (a small piece of fish breaded or coated with batter, weighing less than 1 oz. Of various shapes such as round, square, or irregular. May be cut from regular blocks or blocks of minced fish. Generally sold by count, 25 35 per lb. Also… …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 9tidbit — See tidbit, titbit …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 10tidbit — tid|bit [ tıd,bıt ] noun count AMERICAN a small piece of food a tidbit of news/gossip/information a small piece of interesting news or information …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11tidbit — noun 1) a tidbit of information Syn: morsel, piece, scrap, item, bit, nugget 2) tasty tidbits Syn: delicacy, dainty, snack, nibble, appetizer, hors d oeuvre …

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  • 12tidbit — /ˈtɪdbɪt/ (say tidbit) noun US → titbit. {British dialect tyd nice + bit2} …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 13tidbit — also titbit noun Etymology: perhaps from tit (as in titmouse) + bit Date: circa 1640 1. a choice morsel of food 2. a choice or pleasing bit (as of information) …

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  • 14tidbit — /tid bit /, n. 1. a delicate bit or morsel of food. 2. a choice or pleasing bit of anything, as news or gossip. Also, esp. Brit., titbit. [1630 40; TIDE1 (in sense feast day ) + BIT2] * * * …

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  • 15tidbit — noun A tasty morsel (of food, gossip etc.) …

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  • 16tidbit — Synonyms and related words: ambrosia, bonne bouche, cate, character assassination, choice morsel, dainty, delicacy, dessert, dirt, goody, gossip column, juicy morsel, kickshaw, malicious gossip, manna, morsel, nectar, savory, scandal,… …

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  • 17tidbit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. morsel, bite, snack; goody, treat, bonbon; gem, pearl, jewel; news, information, juicy bit. See food. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. morsel, mouthful, bite; see bit 1 , delicacy 2 . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 18tidbit — tid|bit [ˈtıdˌbıt] n AmE [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: tid soft, tender, nice (17 19 centuries) + bit] 1.) a small piece of food that tastes good British Equivalent: titbit 2.) a small but interesting piece of information, news etc British Equivalent …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19tidbit — [[t]tɪ̱dbɪt[/t]] see titbit …

    English dictionary

  • 20tidbit — tid·bit || tɪdbɪt n. choice bit of food; pleasing item of news; gossip …

    English contemporary dictionary