Definition of titbit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɪtbɪt/
(North American tidbit)


1A small piece of tasty food: when you are out with your puppy always have a titbit in your pocket
More 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, tasty morsel, dainty, fancy, confection, bonne bouche, luxury, treat;
snack, nibble, savoury, appetizer
informal goody, bite, little something
North American  tidbit
archaic sweetmeat
1.1A small and particularly interesting item of gossip or information: they were hoping for titbits about the family
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  • 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.
piece of gossip, bit of scandal, juicy bit of gossip, juicy bit of news, scrap of information, morsel of information, item of information


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

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