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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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 An interesting tidbit is that the bells were preceded in the 1870s by a Chinese gong, according to the exchange. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Who's ringing the New York Stock Exchange bell might surprise you," 3 Jan. 2020 Sure, restaurants and museums and bike tours offer plenty of tastes and tidbits about a city. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "From rowing to kendo: Why I learn new sports on trips and you should, too," 31 Dec. 2019 More Math Only small tidbits of math remain unresolved for Rubik’s Cube. Dave Linkletter, Popular Mechanics, "The Amazing Math Inside the Rubik’s Cube," 16 Dec. 2019 And yet the tidbit that struck me most was a fairly mundane one. The New Yorker, "Our Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2019," 12 Dec. 2019 On Monday, the very healthy and fit Rob Lowe appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show and dropped an interesting tidbit of info. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Rob Lowe Waters His Christmas Tree with 7-UP. Is That a Good Idea?," 6 Dec. 2019 The combined tidbits might be too much of a good thing. Author: Steve Dale, Anchorage Daily News, "Follow these tips for a pet-safe holiday season," 26 Nov. 2019 This choral concert will explore the footnotes, by including the interesting tidbits that lend to the intriguing journey some of these songs have taken. courant.com, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 15 Nov. 2019 But Pai's initial response to Quigley didn't reveal that tidbit. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "How the FCC solves consumer problems—well, it doesn’t, really," 13 Nov. 2019

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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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10 Jan 2020

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“Tidbit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tidbit. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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