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noun British Dialect.
  1. a titmouse.
  2. any of various other small birds, as the wren.
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Origin of tomtit

1700–10; Tom (Thumb) + tit1
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Examples from the Web for tomtit

Historical Examples

  • Now I should tell you that this bird was after all no other than the Tomtit.

    Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)


  • Bob called him Tomtit, but the men of the line styled him Mister Dorkin.

    The Iron Horse

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • "That makes me think of the story of the bear and the tomtit," said the farmer.

  • "Come down and join us," called the chaffinch and the tomtit.

  • The tomtit, the wren, and the troglodyte mingle their voices.

    The Bird

    Jules Michelet

British Dictionary definitions for tomtit


  1. British any of various tits, esp the bluetit
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