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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Synonyms for tidbit


bit, cate [archaic], dainty, delectable, delicacy, goody (or goodie), kickshaw, treat, viand

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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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The public also learned some new tidbits about Prince George: according to father Prince William, the five year old enjoys watching How to Train Your Dragon. Vogue, "Is This Princess Charlotte’s Adorable Nickname?," 1 Mar. 2019 Sure, we were blessed with stylish arrival photos and what seemed to be a crib delivered to the hotel, but aside from those little tidbits, it’s been kept completely under wraps. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's "Suits" Co-Star Opened up About Her Baby Shower," 4 Mar. 2019 Here’s an interesting tidbit: the single-spec 2.0T Sport M/T RWD comes with a six-speed manual transmission, track-friendly Michelins and limited-slip rear differential. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Genesis G70: A Hyundai Spinoff You Can Proudly Drive," 12 Dec. 2018 Another exciting tidbit: Guadagnino wants to cast Dakota Johnson as Oliver’s wife. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, "Call Me By Your Name," 17 Oct. 2018 They day was filled with brilliant and often surprising tidbits about how to take charge and promote change in any field but especially within the fashion industry. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "From Kris Jenner to Zendaya, These Were the Best Moments from Vogue’s Forces of Fashion Conference," 12 Oct. 2018 Here's a little royal tidbit that might finally (but probably won't because the world is bonkers) bring those Kate Middleton/Meghan Markle feud rumors to an end: Meghan apparently looks to Kate for style advice. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Turns to Kate Middleton for Style Advice," 8 Mar. 2019 The Duke of Cambridge dropped the sweet tidbit while speaking to a fellow dad during his visit to Blackpool, England with Kate Middleton today. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince William Reportedly Learned to Style Princess Charlotte's Hair from YouTube Tutorials," 6 Mar. 2019 There was one other surprising tidbit, though: Drinking coffee or tea in the day actually improves your quality of sleep. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Research Says This is Actually the Worst Month For Your Sleep Cycle," 28 Feb. 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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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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