noun \ˈtid-ˌbit\

: a small piece of food

: a small piece of news or interesting information

Full Definition of TIDBIT

:  a choice morsel of food
:  a choice or pleasing bit (as of information)

Variants of TIDBIT

tid·bit also tit·bit \ˈtit-ˌbit\

Examples of TIDBIT

  1. I just heard a juicy tidbit about your brother.
  2. <gave her an expensive box of chocolate tidbits>

Origin of TIDBIT

perhaps from tit- (as in titmouse) + bit
First Known Use: circa 1640

Related to TIDBIT

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


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