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tomtit

[ tom-tit ]

noun

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


tomtit

/ ˈtɒmˌtɪt /

noun

  1. any of various tits, esp the bluetit


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tomtit1

1700–10; Tom (Thumb) + tit 1
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Example Sentences

Tinker hopped round him as nimbly as a tomtit or a jackdaw, and presently gave him another little taste of his steel.

Malaga, whose 'fancy' is a little tomtit of a fiddler of eighteen, cannot in conscience make such a boy marry the girl.

Then a tomtit or other small bird comes along and eats the maggot.

The tomtit told me just now in the fir-tree; the woodpecker told him on his promising that he would not tell anybody else.

Oh,” replied tomtit, “I remember it quite well, although it was so many years ago.

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