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tit

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noun

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

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Origin of tit

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1540–50; representing Middle English tite- (in titemosetitmouse); cognate with Norwegian tite titmouse; akin to Old Norse tittr tack, pin. See tit2

Definition for tit (2 of 5)

tit2
[ tit ]
/ tɪt /

noun

a teat.
Slang: Vulgar. a breast.

Origin of tit

2
before 1100; Middle English titte,Old English titt; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch titte,German Zitze,Norwegian titta; akin to tit1

Definition for tit (3 of 5)

tit3
[ tit ]
/ tɪt /

noun

Origin of tit

3
Perhaps variant of tip4

Definition for tit (4 of 5)

tit.

abbreviation

title.

Definition for tit (5 of 5)

Tit.

abbreviation Bible.

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British Dictionary definitions for tit (1 of 3)

tit1
/ (tɪt) /

noun

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
any of various similar small birds
archaic, or dialect a worthless or worn-out horse; nag

Word Origin for tit

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

British Dictionary definitions for tit (2 of 3)

tit2
/ (tɪt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for tit

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

British Dictionary definitions for tit (3 of 3)

Tit.
/ Bible /

abbreviation for

Titus
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