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tit

1

[ tit ]

noun

  1. a titmouse.
  2. any of various other small birds.
  3. Archaic. a girl or young woman; hussy.
  4. Archaic. a small or poor horse; nag.


tit

2

[ tit ]

noun

  1. a teat.
  2. Slang: Vulgar. a breast.

tit

3

[ tit ]

tit.

4

abbreviation for

  1. title.

Tit.

5

abbreviation for

, Bible.

Tit.

1

abbreviation for

  1. Titus


tit

2

/ tɪt /

noun

  1. any of numerous small active Old World songbirds of the family Paridae (titmice), esp those of the genus Parus (bluetit, great tit, etc). They have a short bill and feed on insects and seeds
  2. any of various similar small birds
  3. archaic.
    a worthless or worn-out horse; nag

tit

3

/ tɪt /

noun

  1. slang.
    a female breast
  2. a teat or nipple
  3. derogatory.
    a girl or young woman
  4. slang.
    a despicable or unpleasant person: often used as a term of address

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tit1

First recorded in 1540–50; short for titmouse ( def ); akin to Old Norse titlingr “sparrow,” Norwegian tite “titmouse”; tit 2

Origin of tit2

First recorded before 1100; Middle English, Old English tit(t) “teat, pap, breast”; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch titte, German Zitze, Norwegian titta; akin to tit 1; teat ( def )

Origin of tit3

Perhaps variant of tip 4

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tit1

C16: perhaps of imitative origin, applied to small animate or inanimate objects; compare Icelandic tittr pin

Origin of tit2

Old English titt; related to Middle Low German title, Norwegian titta

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Example Sentences

Given the potential for a cyber tit-for-tat to escalate, Obama has even more incentive to find a diplomatic solution.

Other feminist sites have championed objectifying men in tit-for-tat fashion as empowering women.

Anyone “sucking the tit of the NRA,” he said, “can get off my train.”

This means that tit-pic-posting your exes will finally be illegal, and that some shred of justice will be served.

This series of tit-for-tat bombings has created the most violent and volatile dynamic in Lebanon since the end of the civil war.

He has his particular likings and tit-bits, and is very expert in carving out the parts of an animal that please him best.

It does not contain great pieces, but tit-bits of pictures, such as suit an aristocratic epicure.

With a mental appetite uninjured by tit-bits and dainties, she digested the strong food, and asked eagerly for more.

And yet the one is as good as the other: pass for pass, tit for tat, a Roland for an Oliver.

I hed the rollin' pin redy, I'd bin in h'it ef h'tit hed kum to a klinch.

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