tittle

[tit-l]

noun

a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc.
a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit: He said he didn't care a tittle.

Nearby words

  1. tits and ass,
  2. titter,
  3. tittie,
  4. titties,
  5. tittivate,
  6. tittle-tattle,
  7. tittup,
  8. titty,
  9. titubation,
  10. titular

Origin of tittle

before 900; Middle English titel, Old English titul < Medieval Latin titulus mark over letter or word. See title

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British Dictionary definitions for tittle

tittle

noun

a small mark in printing or writing, esp a diacritic
a jot; particle

Word Origin for tittle

C14: from Medieval Latin titulus label, from Latin: title

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Word Origin and History for tittle

tittle

n.

late 14c., "small stroke or point in writing," representing Latin apex in Late Latin sense of "accent mark over a vowel," borrowed (perhaps by influence of Provençal titule "the dot over -i-") from Latin titulus "inscription, heading" (see title (n.)).

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