There are 3 definitions of tit in English:

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noun

1A small songbird that searches acrobatically for insects among foliage and branches. Also called titmouse or (in North America) chickadee.
  • Family Paridae: three genera, especially Parus, and numerous species. See blue tit, great tit
More 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 that are similar or related to the tits, e.g. penduline tit, New Zealand tit.

Origin

mid 16th century: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Icelandic titlingur 'sparrow'; compare with titling2 and titmouse. Earlier senses were 'small horse' and 'girl'; the current sense dates from the early 18th century.

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Pronunciation: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal

There are 3 definitions of tit in English:

tit2

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noun

1 vulgar slang A woman’s breast.
1.1British informal A foolish or ineffectual person.
2 military slang A button that is pushed to fire a gun or release a bomb.

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

get on someone's tits

British vulgar slang Irritate someone intensely.

tits and ass

(or 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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There are 3 definitions of tit in English:

tit3

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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
retaliation, reprisal, counterattack, counterstroke, comeback; revenge, vengeance, retribution, requital, recrimination, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, as good as one gets, getting even, redress, repayment, payback; Latinlex talionis
informal a taste of someone's own medicine

Origin

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

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