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tidbit

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noun tid·bit \ˈtid-ˌbit\

Simple Definition of tidbit

  • : a small piece of food

  • : a small piece of news or interesting information

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tidbit

  1. 1 :  a choice morsel of food

  2. 2 :  a choice or pleasing bit (as of information)

Examples of tidbit in a sentence

  1. I just heard a juicy tidbit about your brother.

  2. <gave her an expensive box of chocolate tidbits>



Variants of tidbit

also

titbit

play \ˈtit-ˌbit\

Origin and Etymology of tidbit

perhaps from tit- (as in titmouse) + bit


First Known Use: circa 1640


TIDBIT Defined for Kids

tidbit

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noun tid·bit \ˈtid-ˌbit\

Definition of tidbit for Students

  1. 1 :  a small tasty piece of food

  2. 2 :  a small interesting but unimportant bit (as of news)





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