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  • adj. Tiny, very small.


  • Infinity is just so big that by comparison, bigness itself looks really titchy.

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  • I've known the word titchy since early childhood but had never thought about its origin until, on a recent trip to the Basque country, I became aware that there is a Basque word titxia pronounced "titchia", meaning small.

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  • The keyboard has been described as slightly cramped and the trackpad "titchy," so this maybe more suited to those with smaller hands.

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  • Alex at Shedworking calls it "the titchiest public library in the UK"; I had to look that up, and found that "titchy" is a British colloquialism for "very small."


  • I have just learned that titch or tich is a UK colloquialism meaning 'a very small person or amount,' with an associated adjective titchy.

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The word 'titchy' comes from 'Little Tich', the stage name of Harry Relph (1867-1928), a music hall comedian who was 4 feet 6 inches tall. He took the name from 'Tichborne' a famous missing-heir fraud case of the time.