Definitions

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

  • noun A runt, especially one of a litter of pigs.
  • noun A small person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The smallest and weakest of a litter of pigs, puppies, or the like; a runt. [New Eng.] —2. Hence a man who is stunted, physically and mentally.

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

  • noun The runt of a litter
  • noun regional, US A short person.

Etymologies

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

[tit + man.]

Examples

  • I always thought a "titman" was guy who liked boobs, much in the same way some men are "assmen."

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  • I always thought a "titman" was guy who liked boobs, much in the same way some men are "assmen."

    "Titmen" are Pigs

  • Tit and titman are still used in New England, mostly by farmers to refer to the runt of a litter of pigs.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • A titman in the 19th century could mean a small or stunted person, as Henry David Thoreau indicates when he calls his generation “a race of tit-men.”

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Tit and titman are still used in New England, mostly by farmers to refer to the runt of a litter of pigs.

    "Titmen" are Pigs

  • A titman in the 19th century could mean a small or stunted person, as Henry David Thoreau indicates when he calls his generation “a race of tit-men.”

    "Titmen" are Pigs

  • "Oh! my brave, my generous deliverer!" said she, as she sprang towards him. — "Why how in the name of St. Patrick, came you here, miss?" said he, "and och, as sure as I’m my own mother’s son, if you have not killed the titman peg! poor little bit of a beast, how it lies there, with not a bit of breath in its body!"

    Romance Readers and Romance Writers: a Satirical Novel

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  • A titman in the 19th century could mean a small or stunted person, as Henry David Thoreau indicates when he calls his generation “a race of tit-men.”

    October 28, 2019