tidbit

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

Definition of tidbit

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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Thanks to Chris Gerrett of the Fairview Park Historical Society for sharing this tidbit of local holiday history. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 14 Dec. 2021 Meanwhile, let’s end things for now with this ironic tidbit. Andy Meek, BGR, 25 Oct. 2021 But as a fun fact, the website did add this tidbit: If that 25,000 number was once correct, that means, at one time, there was a German castle every 15 miles. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2022 Restaurant Week will feature five dining options for customers eating at participating restaurants: the $8 tidbit, $10 breakfast, $15 three-course lunch, $25 three-course dinner and $35 three-course dinner. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Mar. 2022 But Russell coming in over weight temporarily is an interesting tidbit. Josh Katzowitz, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2022 Also interesting is a Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) tidbit that drops in She-Hulk. Chris Smith, BGR, 25 Dec. 2021 Overhearing some revealing tidbit—perhaps even about yourself—is always a non-negligible possibility. Meghan O'gieblyn, Wired, 24 Jan. 2022 For me, the most interesting tidbit has to do with the possibility (or lack thereof) of persuasion across the partisan divide. Damon Linker, The Week, 10 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 entry 3

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The first known use of tidbit was circa 1640

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Last Updated

28 Apr 2022

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“Tidbit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tidbit. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for tidbit

tidbit

noun
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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