American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of tidbit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A delicate bit; a sweet morsel. Synonyms Delicacy, Dainty, Tidbit. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Chiefly Brit. Same as tidbit.
- n. a small tasty bit of food
“I will fabricate an award out of tin foil and plaster in recognition of that unsolicited macro-economic titbit, which is quite true enough.”
“The word "titbit," in English since the early 17th century, became "tidbit" when it crossed the Atlantic.”
“Olga offered to show me the ropes because she thought I was a "titbit" – as young girls who had not been long in the business were called – and she did not like to think of another girl being so lonely and isolated as she had been during her first weeks at the "Ice Palace," as she called the house.”
“Franz Lehár's operetta is the perfect titbit for a financial crisis, as it concerns the fiscal anxieties of a small European state whose entire GDP has ended up in a flighty young widow's jewellery drawer.”
“Last week's news included the titbit that a DVD of King Lear has become a surprise hit at Poundland, the new destination shop for recession-hit middle classes.”
“The titbit of a child, the morsel of sweetness, has spoken, and has exposed the one among us who has saved him.”
“The sharks rushed for the splash, and in their haste ran into one another, and splashed with their tails till the water was all foam and they could see nothing, each thinking some other was swallowing the titbit.”
“Can I welcome whoever it is in this room from the Jewish Chronicle who is waiting for some choice little titbit to make into a huge scandal to try to get me sacked from my party," she said.”
“Little did I know this cosmological titbit would find its way into a book that would eventually sell 10m copies and make Stephen a scientific superstar, A Brief History of Time.”
“Interesting titbit and I'd never have known it if someone hadn't been mad enough to spend £13,800 on the dress.”
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