'tis

[ tiz ]
/ tɪz /

a contraction of it is.

Nearby words

  1. 'shun,
  2. 'splain,
  3. 'swounds,
  4. 't,
  5. 'til,
  6. 'tude,
  7. 'twas,
  8. 'tween,
  9. 'tween deck,
  10. 'twere

Usage note


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British Dictionary definitions for 'tis

'tis

/ (tɪz) poetic, or dialect /

contraction of

it is
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Word Origin and History for 'tis

'tis

abbreviation of it is, first recorded mid-15c.

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