tit for tat

noun phrase
\ˌtit-fər-ˈtat \

Definition of tit for tat 

: an equivalent given in return (as for an injury) : retaliation in kind

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tit-for-tat adjective

First Known Use of tit for tat

1556, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tit for tat

alteration of earlier tip for tap, from tip (blow) + for + tap

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