tidbit

[tid-bit]
noun
1.
a delicate bit or morsel of food.
2.
a choice or pleasing bit of anything, as news or gossip.
Also, especially British, titbit.


Origin:
1630–40; tide1 (in sense “feast day”) + bit2

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tidbit (ˈtɪdˌbɪt)
 
n
the usual US spelling of titbit

titbit or esp (US) tidbit (ˈtɪtˌbɪt)
 
n
1.  a tasty small piece of food; dainty
2.  a pleasing scrap of anything, such as scandal
 
[C17: perhaps from dialect tid tender, of obscure origin]
 
tidbit or esp (US) tidbit
 
n
 
[C17: perhaps from dialect tid tender, of obscure origin]

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tidbit
c.1640, probably from dialectal tid "fond, solicitous, tender" + bit "morsel."
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Example sentences
The strange thing was that delicious users were exactly the people who would
  jump on any tidbit and flash it around instantly.
Not sure why you find that tidbit laughable but go ahead if you wish.
If he tells a tidbit to everyone, it will certainly be reported, but he will
  not have learned anything.
Funny how the website actually spins this little tidbit as something that gives
  it credence.
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