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

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Word Origin & History

tidbit
c.1640, probably from dialectal tid "fond, solicitous, tender" + bit "morsel."
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Example sentences
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.
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