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[tid-bit] /ˈtɪdˌbɪt/
a delicate bit or morsel of food.
a choice or pleasing bit of anything, as news or gossip.
Also, especially British, titbit.
1630-40; tide1 (in sense “feast day”) + bit2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tidbits
  • Under back on either side of backbone may be found two small, oyster-shaped pieces of dark meat, which are dainty tidbits.
  • Longer term or bigger thinking is not really in that daily cycle of tidbits that count as information.
  • It does reveal some gossipy tidbits, but really nothing new.
  • We look for whatever scientific tidbits might lurk behind those stories.
  • The footage also revealed a few tidbits about the greens.
  • Using his paw, he'd flick several tasty tidbits down to the waiting pup.
  • The dogs will pester him while he's trying to eat because he'll hand out tidbits.
  • The performers also offer up verbal tidbits at the nightly press conference.
  • Roses are labeled throughout, with plant history and culture tidbits included.
  • They're hacked into tough tidbits and encased in a soggy coating.
British Dictionary definitions for tidbits


the usual US spelling of titbit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for tidbits



c.1640, probably from dialectal tid "fond, solicitous, tender" + bit (n.1) "morsel."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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