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titbit

[tit-bit] /ˈtɪtˌbɪt/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
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  • The world was in its second childhood for the moment, like old Timothy—eating its titbit first!

  • I must walk slowly and quietly, so that I may see and hear every titbit of their store.

    Betty Grier Joseph Waugh
  • Then the tongue was removed, for this was considered a titbit.

    Troop One of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • Food is often eaten in a way which we consider disgusting, a titbit, for instance, is passed from mouth to mouth.

  • One of those physicians who invariably leave a titbit of news alongside of their powders and pellets.

    The Diamond Coterie Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Another Arctic titbit is that fleshy cushion of the jaw of the whale which in life holds the baleen.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • If he no longer fixedly eyes the sun, he watches the kitchen, and for a titbit allows the children to drag him by the tail.

    The Bird Jules Michelet
  • Here and there they wander with contented clucks, as they find now and then a worm or grub for a titbit.

    Jean Francois Millet Estelle M. Hurll
  • Should a titbit to her liking happen to pass, at once the watcher darts from her tall tower, swift as an arrow from the bow.

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre
  • He had sampled one titbit and then another; finally his glance was arrested by a dish of these small, dainty appearing creatures.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for 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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