tid·bit | \ˈtid-ˌbit \
variants: or less commonly \ˈtit-ˌbit \

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

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Five more tidbits from our desert hike – Like everyone else, Hurley was amazed with last year's attendance boost. Doug Haller, azcentral, "ASU basketball coach Bobby Hurley dishes on Sun Devils' 2018 roster," 10 July 2018 Yesterday, Magnolia Market's instagram was kind enough to share one fun tidbit from the new issue: One of Jo's favorite houseplants! Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "This Is Joanna Gaines' Latest Houseplant Obsession," 27 June 2018 In an interesting tidbit, one of the reasons Muslin was let go was his reluctance to call up the player, who only made his senior team debut in November. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "2018 World Cup Group E Preview: It's Brazil and Three Challengers for Second," 8 June 2018 Other tidbits learned from the Q&A hit on other topics. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Musk promises manufacturing, self-driving, battery breakthroughs—and profits," 6 June 2018 Here are 3 expert tips to be a smarter Airbnb host We're also required to provide documentation that Airbnb has collected those occupancy taxes, except, guess what, as of June 1 Airbnb doesn't provide hosts with that tidbit. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "From broken AC to missing cleaners, a day in the life of an Airbnb host," 12 July 2018 Other tidbits from the North are being chewed over as well. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, "As world awaits Singapore summit, North Korean media shows Kim Jong Un touring a fish restaurant," 9 June 2018 Before taking the job at the Post, Parish was a principal at the public relations firm Callas & Foster and had supplied Mesinger with juicy tidbits for her column. Clifford Pugh, Houston Chronicle, "Remembering Betsy Parish, one of Houston’s favorite social scribes," 6 Apr. 2018 That tidbit led investigators to Moody, who had been convicted in a 1972 case involving a bomb with flat, welded end pieces. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Alabama to execute convicted mail bomber nearly 30 years after crimes," 22 Mar. 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 \

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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