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tidbit

[tid-bit] /ˈtɪdˌbɪt/
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
1630-1640
1630-40; tide1 (in sense “feast day”) + bit2
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Examples for tidbit
  • 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.
  • We also discovered that other little informational tidbit about coal ash: there are no federal regulations on storing the stuff.
  • It appears that the presence or absence of that tidbit of additional information doesn't change the odds.
  • The true journalist loves nothing better than walking into a room with some hot tidbit and watching the jaws drop.
  • Some of it is all too familiar, though there is an occasional new tidbit, piquant if not always credible.
  • Underneath it is an even rarer and subtler tidbit made of the ovaries of live sea slugs.
  • There is always something new to learn about teaching, and one never knows where the next tidbit will come from.
British Dictionary definitions for tidbit

tidbit

/ˈtɪdˌbɪt/
noun
1.
the usual US spelling of titbit

titbit

/ˈtɪtˌbɪt/
noun
1.
a tasty small piece of food; dainty
2.
a pleasing scrap of anything, such as scandal
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from dialect tid tender, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for tidbit
tidbit
c.1640, probably from dialectal tid "fond, solicitous, tender" + bit "morsel."
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