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tit1

[tit] /tɪt/
noun
1.
a titmouse.
2.
any of various other small birds.
3.
Archaic. a girl or young woman; hussy.
4.
Archaic. a small or poor horse; nag.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; representing Middle English tite- (in titemose titmouse); cognate with Norwegian tite titmouse; akin to Old Norse tittr tack, pin. See tit2

tit2

[tit] /tɪt/
noun
1.
a teat.
2.
Slang: Vulgar. a breast.
Origin
before 1100; Middle English titte, Old English titt; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch titte, German Zitze, Norwegian titta; akin to tit1

tit3

[tit] /tɪt/
noun
Origin
perhaps variant of tip4

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British Dictionary definitions for tit

tit1

/tɪt/
noun
1.
any of numerous small active Old World songbirds of the family Paridae (titmice), esp those of the genus Parus (bluetit, great tit, etc). They have a short bill and feed on insects and seeds
2.
any of various similar small birds
3.
(archaic or dialect) a worthless or worn-out horse; nag
Word Origin
C16: perhaps of imitative origin, applied to small animate or inanimate objects; compare Icelandic tittr pin

tit2

/tɪt/
noun
1.
(slang) a female breast
2.
a teat or nipple
3.
(derogatory) a girl or young woman
4.
(slang) a despicable or unpleasant person: often used as a term of address
Word Origin
Old English titt; related to Middle Low German title, Norwegian titta

Tit.

abbreviation
1.
Titus
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Word Origin and History for tit
n.

"breast," Old English titt (a variant of teat). But the modern slang tits (plural), attested from 1928, seems to be a recent reinvention from teat, used without awareness that it is a throwback to the original form. Titty, however, is on record from 1746 as "a dial. and nursery diminutive of teat."

1540s, "any small animal or object" (as in compound forms such as titmouse, tomtit, etc.); also used of small horses. Similar words in related senses are found in Scandinavian (cf. Icelandic tittr, Norwegian tita "a little bird"), but the connection and origin are obscure; perhaps, as OED suggests, the word is merely suggestive of something small. Used figuratively of persons after 1734, but earlier for "a girl or young woman," usually in deprecatory sense of "a hussy, minx" (1590s).

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Slang definitions & phrases for tit

tire

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flat tire, spare tire


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