Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A delicate bit; a sweet morsel.

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

  • noun Chiefly Brit. Same as tidbit.

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

  • noun A small tasty morsel (of food, gossip etc.)

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

  • noun a small tasty bit of food

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I will fabricate an award out of tin foil and plaster in recognition of that unsolicited macro-economic titbit, which is quite true enough.

    Priestly Castes and Political Exclusion

  • The word "titbit," in English since the early 17th century, became "tidbit" when it crossed the Atlantic.

    Letters

  • 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.

    Madeleine: An Autobiography

  • "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.

    Hugh Muir's Diary

  • "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.

    Hugh Muir's Diary

  • 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.

    The Merry Widow – review

  • 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.

    Harry Potter and the Deadly Dullards | Victoria Coren

  • The titbit of a child, the morsel of sweetness, has spoken, and has exposed the one among us who has saved him.

    The Water Baby

  • The titbit of a child, the morsel of sweetness, has spoken, and has exposed the one among us who has saved him.

    THE WATER BABY

  • 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.

    THE WATER BABY

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  • The UK spelling of tidbit.

    February 13, 2011

  • See tidbit.

    Each is a grain of wheat puffed to eight times normal size. Each is flimsy, airy, crisp. Each is a toasted titbit, flaky and fascinating, yielding an almond flavor. Think of serving such bits by the bowlful—dainty food confections. Children revel in such things, of course.

    --Quaker Oats ad copy, 1873.

    July 1, 2015