tidbit

noun tid·bit \ ˈtid-ˌbit \
variants: or less commonly play \ˈtit-ˌbit\
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of tidbit

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

Examples of tidbit in a Sentence

  1. I just heard a juicy tidbit about your brother.

  2. gave her an expensive box of chocolate tidbits

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Origin and Etymology of tidbit

perhaps from tit- (as in titmouse) + bit

tidbit Synonyms

Synonyms
bit, cate [archaic], dainty, delectable, goody (or goodie), kickshaw, delicacy (also titbit), treat, viand
Related Words
morsel; candy, dessert, junket, sweet, sweetmeat

TIDBIT Defined for English Language Learners

tidbit

noun

Definition of tidbit for English Language Learners

  • : a small piece of food

  • : a small piece of news or interesting information


TIDBIT Defined for Kids

tidbit

noun tid·bit \ ˈtid-ˌbit \

Definition of tidbit for Students

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


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