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[tit-bit] /ˈtɪtˌbɪt/
noun, Chiefly British.
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  • Yet he was not sleeping, for no titbit ever passed the portals beneath.

  • I must walk slowly and quietly, so that I may see and hear every titbit of their store.

    Betty Grier Joseph Waugh
  • Then the tongue was removed, for this was considered a titbit.

    Troop One of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • Food is often eaten in a way which we consider disgusting, a titbit, for instance, is passed from mouth to mouth.

  • Should a titbit to her liking happen to pass, at once the watcher darts from her tall tower, swift as an arrow from the bow.

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre
  • Another Arctic titbit is that fleshy cushion of the jaw of the whale which in life holds the baleen.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • What he wanted was to keep this titbit to himself, to have the satisfaction of passing it along with his letters.

    Bud Neil Munro
  • Here and there they wander with contented clucks, as they find now and then a worm or grub for a titbit.

    Jean Francois Millet

    Estelle M. Hurll
  • He had sampled one titbit and then another; finally his glance was arrested by a dish of these small, dainty appearing creatures.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • The world was in its second childhood for the moment, like old Timothy—eating its titbit first!

British Dictionary definitions for titbit


a tasty small piece of food; dainty
a pleasing scrap of anything, such as scandal
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from dialect tid tender, of obscure origin
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