verb (used with object)
Origin of morsel
Examples from the Web for morsel
From time to time the children dashed outside, to go to the bathroom or grab a morsel of food, and then retreated to the bunker.Remembering the Fall of Saigon and Vietnam’s Mass ‘Boat People’ Exodus|Katie Baker|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any morsel of rationale for why the “supremely safe” Boeing 777 vanished is swallowed like a pill.
Do you think I have charity to bestow, or a morsel of bread to spare?'Charles Dickens' Enduring Insights on Human Loss and Suffering|David Frum|February 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Poor Wapaw had already searched his wallet and firebag twice, without finding a crumb of food or a morsel of tobacco.Silver Lake|R.M. Ballantyne
Miss Cox's Mliss did the better of the two, the Troublesome not being a morsel of use except in light air.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2|Various
All the emperor's might could not procure for you to-morrow morning one morsel of bread.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Peggotty meant her nephew Ham, but she spoke of him as a morsel of English Grammar.Ten Boys from Dickens|Kate Dickinson Sweetser
The other day I was in a great and wonderful bakery, but I never ate nor touched a morsel of bread.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
British Dictionary definitions for morsel
Word Origin for morsel
Word Origin and History for morsel
late 13c., "a bite, mouthful; small piece, fragment," from Old French morsel (Modern French morceau) "small bite, portion, helping," diminutive of mors "a bite," from Latin morsus "biting, a bite," neuter past participle of mordere "to bite" (see mordant).