Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A nipple of the mammary gland; a mamilla.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The mammary nipple; the tip of the mammary gland, through which milk passes out, or is drawn out by sucking or squeezing; the pap of a woman or the dug of a beast.
  • noun Hence, the mammary gland; the breast; the udder.
  • noun Something resembling a teat, as a nozle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the udder or breast of a mammal; a nipple; a pap; a mammilla; a dug; a tit.
  • noun (Mach.) A small protuberance or nozzle resembling the teat of an animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted.
  • noun An artificial nipple used for bottle-feeding infants.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the small projection of a mammary gland

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English tete, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]

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From French tette, of Germanic origin. It replaced Old English titt, which survives as English tit. Confer Dutch tiet and German Zitze, "teat".

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  • without thinking of the movie _Meet the Parents_.

    December 9, 2006