tid·​bit | \ ˈtid-ˌbit How to pronounce tidbit (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈtit-​ˌbit How to pronounce titbit (audio) \

Definition of tidbit

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

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Synonyms for tidbit


bit, cate [archaic], dainty, delectable, delicacy, goody (or goodie), kickshaw, treat, viand

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Examples of tidbit in a Sentence

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

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Visitors mingle and hear tidbits of conversation with the press of a button. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chicago's 'Hamilton' exhibit showcases the real history highlighted in the popular musical," 5 June 2019 Tiny tidbits of info have come out since the issue first arose, but the public still hasn’t seen much. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "4 Things That Might Be Easier Than Getting Donald Trump’s Tax Returns," 15 Apr. 2019 This tidbit of crucial information came to light after Bishop investigated an old case that led her to an office belonging to Ziva. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'NCIS' Shocks Fans With a Major Reveal About Ziva," 13 Feb. 2019 Those tidbits can be heartening, since the Irishman is 28 and, much to his amazement, already is playing for the 10th time at Augusta National Golf Club. Tod Leonard, latimes.com, "Rory McIlroy aims to master intricacies of Augusta National in 10th tournament appearance," 4 Apr. 2018 The Mueller report may add tidbits about Donald Trump’s business or personal associates that excite a certain type of journalist: the kind who thinks that when one accusation against Mr. Trump has been debunked, the answer is to find another. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Can the Media Survive Mueller?," 16 Apr. 2019 Anne’s juiciest tidbit from her adolescence might be—sorry, Anne—the time she was almost kidnapped in 1974. Vogue, "More Casting News for The Crown Season 3, Including a Young Prince Charles," 26 July 2018 While other pop culture devotees eagerly await any and all tidbits about the royal wedding or a new product drop (looking at you Rihanna), fans of the actress/singer are buzzing about a different topic entirely: her feet. Emily Wang, Allure, "Zendaya's Feet in This Photo Are Getting a Weird Amount of Attention From Fans," 17 May 2018 In between the jokes, the mentors share tidbits about the social structures and ways of life on their islands. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Polynesian Cultural Center: Explore the history of Hawaii and five more islands," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tidbit

circa 1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tidbit

perhaps from tit- (as in titmouse) + bit

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The first known use of tidbit was circa 1640

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English Language Learners Definition of tidbit

: a small piece of food
: a small piece of news or interesting information


tid·​bit | \ ˈtid-ˌbit How to pronounce tidbit (audio) \

Kids Definition of tidbit

1 : a small tasty piece of food
2 : a small interesting but unimportant bit (as of news)

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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