- a delicate bit or morsel of food.
- a choice or pleasing bit of anything, as news or gossip.
Origin of tidbit
Examples from the Web for tidbit
The juiciest Ryan tidbit to surface over the weekend, though, was put out there by Chris Hayes on his show yesterday.Ryan and Romney and Taxes and Spending: Hypocrisy-Fest Continues
August 20, 2012
It's a boon to news organizations hungry for any tidbit of information about high-profile suspects.The Casey Anthony Circus Begins
May 5, 2011
The news ricocheted around the world, as does just about any story, tidbit, whisper or rumor involving Angelina Jolie.Angelina Jolie: I'm Not Adopting Again
February 11, 2011
As far as Lost's ultimate legacy, I don't think this tidbit changes anything, really.Secrets of Lost Revealed on New DVD
August 23, 2010
It reminds one of sea-birds skimming the water, and anon diving for a tidbit.The Cold Snap
Then he brought some tidbit in his beak, went to the edge of the nest, and fed her.Little Brothers of the Air
Olive Thorne Miller
Often some tidbit of food lay there, brought for Bobby by a stranger.Greyfriars Bobby
In order to thrust a tidbit into his mouth she must often stand on her tiptoes.Our Bird Comrades</p>
Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Mac digested this tidbit as he pulled on a fresh pair of coveralls.Tight Squeeze
Dean Charles Ing
- the usual US spelling of titbit
Word Origin and History for tidbit
c.1640, probably from dialectal tid "fond, solicitous, tender" + bit (n.1) "morsel."