tidbit

[ tid-bit ]
/ ˈtɪdˌbɪt /

noun

a delicate bit or morsel of food.
a choice or pleasing bit of anything, as news or gossip.

Nearby words

  1. tidal pool,
  2. tidal power,
  3. tidal volume,
  4. tidal wave,
  5. tidally,
  6. tiddler,
  7. tiddly,
  8. tiddlywink,
  9. tiddlywinks,
  10. tide

Also especially British, titbit.

Origin of tidbit

1630–40; tide1 (in sense “feast day”) + bit2

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British Dictionary definitions for tidbit

tidbit

/ (ˈtɪdˌbɪt) /

noun

the usual US spelling of titbit
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Word Origin and History for tidbit

tidbit

n.

c.1640, probably from dialectal tid "fond, solicitous, tender" + bit (n.1) "morsel."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper