noun, plural tit·mice [tit-mahys] /ˈtɪtˌmaɪs/.
Origin of titmouse
Examples from the Web for titmouse
The titmouse that we know now is only an image of the other.Myths of the Cherokee|James Mooney
What becomes of Titmouse is not known, and did not seem to be much cared about.
This man's face looked so ready for mischief, that Titmouse slowly walked off.Ten Thousand a-Year (Vol. 2)|Samuel Warren
Mr. Titmouse was surprised at the gentleman's knowledge of the family history of the Titmouses.Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.|Samuel Warren
That being the state of things with Delamere, how stood matters with Mr. Titmouse?Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 3.|Samuel Warren
British Dictionary definitions for titmouse
noun plural -mice
Word Origin for titmouse
Word Origin and History for titmouse
"small, active bird," early 14c., titmose, from tit (n.2), expressing something small, + Old English mase "titmouse," from Proto-Germanic *maison (cf. Dutch mees, German meise), from adj. *maisa- "little, tiny." Spelling influenced 16c. by unrelated mouse.