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 In a Twilight Zone of a shootout, when all sorts of records fell, that might have been the weirdest tidbit of all. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, "Patrick Mahomes vs. Baker Mayfield 2021 won’t eclipse their epic 2016 college showdown," 15 Jan. 2021 And another interesting tidbit that the series chose to touch on was the Queen's addiction to tobacco snuff. Rosie Knight, refinery29.com, "7 Things Bridgerton Gets Spot On About Regency London," 11 Jan. 2021 Another tidbit in the report is confirmation of Wi-Fi 6E compatibility for the Ultra model. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra hits the FCC, confirms S-Pen and Wi-Fi 6E support," 23 Dec. 2020 One tidbit from the story on America's Last Line of Defense that also happens to be true is that Mac Isaac closed up his computer shop in Wilmington. Camille Caldera, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Laptop repairman at center of Hunter Biden saga is alive," 16 Dec. 2020 The one interesting tidbit harvested during the town hall involved Parma City Schools highlighting the need to consolidate. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma City Schools town hall meeting provides insight into district’s future strategic consolidation plan," 12 Dec. 2020 One more tidbit from the Cambridges' Cardiff outing: Speaking to a Cardiff University student, as Hello! Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Wore the Most Festive Outfit to Toast Marshmallows on the Royal Tour," 8 Dec. 2020 Another day, another tidbit about the mysterious monoliths. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "California group claims responsibility for mountaintop monolith," 8 Dec. 2020 There are actually 20some Baer specials that take his inquisitive, architectural docent’s mind throughout Chicagoland, forever finding some new hook on which to hang a TV hour, some new historical tidbit to share with viewers. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Review: WTTW’s ‘Chicago from the Air’ gives a drone’s-eye view of the city, region," 18 Nov. 2020

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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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22 Jan 2021

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“Tidbit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tidbit. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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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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