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tit1

Syllabification: tit

noun

1A titmouse.
Example sentences
  • This behavior is especially prevalent among chickadees and tits that scatter hoard food items in foliage, branches, and bark of trees.
  • Scurrying about in the woodland fringes, hedges and feeding sites are finches, tits and thrushes keep your eyes open for the occasional hen harrier, merlin and sparrowhawk.
  • He pointed out that not only pigeons live in the South Parade area, but ravens, jackdaws, collared doves, blackbirds, thrushes, wagtails, tits and the now-endangered house sparrow.
1.1Used in names of birds similar or related to the titmouse, e.g., New Zealand tit.

Origin

mid 16th century: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Icelandic titlingur 'sparrow'; compare with titmouse. Earlier senses were 'small horse' and 'girl'; the current sense dates from the early 18th century.

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Syllabification: tit

noun

vulgar slang

Origin

Old English tit 'teat, nipple', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tit and German Zitze. The vulgar slang use was originally US and dates from the early 20th century.

Phrases

suck the hind tit

1
informal Receive less of something than others who are competing for it.

tits and ass

2
(also chiefly British tits and bums)
vulgar slang , chiefly North American Used in reference to the use of crudely sexual images of women.

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tit3

Syllabification: tit

noun

(in phrase tit for tat)
The infliction of an injury or insult in return for one that one has suffered: [as modifier]: the conflict staggered on with tit-for-tat assassinations
More example sentences
  • After this it was tit for tat but in the few remaining minutes of injury time Ballinakill managed to score two points to give them a two point victory on a score of 3-12 to 3-10.
  • Reciprocity is not tit for tat, keeping score or revenge.
  • But we do use the passes a lot and this seems a bit tit for tat.
Synonyms
vengeance, retribution, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, payback
informal a taste of someone's own medicine
Latin lex talionis, quid pro quo

Origin

mid 16th century: variant of obsolete tip for tap.

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