tid·​bit ˈtid-ˌbit How to pronounce tidbit (audio)
variants or less commonly titbit
: a choice morsel of food
: a choice or pleasing bit (as of information)

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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Word History


perhaps from tit- (as in titmouse) + bit entry 3

First Known Use

circa 1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tidbit was circa 1640

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“Tidbit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tidbit. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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tid·​bit ˈtid-ˌbit How to pronounce tidbit (audio)
variants also titbit
: a small tasty piece of food
: a pleasing bit (as of news)

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