Definition of tidbit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtidˌbit/
(also chiefly British titbit /ˈtit-/)


1A small piece of tasty food.
Example sentences
  • I was tempted by one of the specials, braised pigeon, but the thought of all those plump pigeons in York's Parliament Street guzzling titbits of junk food from tourists put me off.
  • Into the menu proper and next up are tidbits and finger food, all coming with Aloha's special table sauces.
  • He loved our little nieces and would gently take food tidbits from their fingers when they tried to feed him.
delicacy, dainty, snack, nibble, appetizer, hors d'oeuvre, goody, dipper, finger food
1.1A small and particularly interesting item of gossip or information.
Example sentences
  • I tend to remember things better if I have a little titbit of interesting information to go with it.
  • This new magazine promises to be filled with interesting information, timely tidbits, and relevant research updates.
  • He gives some very good insight into the production of the film and mixes little tidbits of interesting information throughout.


Mid 17th century (as tyd bit, tid-bit): from dialect tid 'tender' (of unknown origin) + bit1.

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Syllabification: tid·bit

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