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teat

[teet, tit]
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noun
  1. the protuberance on the breast or udder in female mammals, except the monotremes, through which the milk ducts discharge; nipple or mammilla.
  2. something resembling a teat.
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Origin of teat

1250–1300; Middle English tete < Old French < Germanic; see tit2
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Historical Examples

  • "Teat it, papa," and he laid his little head on papa's breast with perfect confidence that the pain would soon be gone.

    The Right Knock

    Helen Van-Anderson


British Dictionary definitions for teat

teat

noun
    1. the nipple of a mammary gland
    2. (in cows, etc) any of the projections from the udder through which milk is dischargedSee nipple
  1. something resembling a teat in shape or function, such as the rubber mouthpiece of a feeding bottle
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Word Origin

C13: from Old French tete, of Germanic origin; compare Old English titt, Middle High German zitze
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Word Origin and History for teat

n.

mid-13c., from Old French tete "teat" (12c.), from Proto-Germanic *titta (source of Old English titt, see tit).

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teat in Medicine

teat

(tēt, tĭt)
teat in Science

teat

[tēt, tĭt]