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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That tidbit, however, might have been innocuous and not the main reason for the jury misconduct. Angela Ruggiero, The Mercury News, "Ghost Ship trial: How often are trials upended by juror misconduct?," 20 Aug. 2019 Interesting tidbits, but this still doesn’t tell me why. Courtland Milloy, Washington Post, "The latest shootings have us asking why, again, but there never seems to be an answer," 6 Aug. 2019 A few of today’s top tidbits: Hewitt-Trussville: Senior and Alabama commit Malachi Moore said many observers doubt the Huskies after losing quarterback Paul Tyson and lineman Pierce Quick, both of whom signed with Alabama. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al, "Rewinding Day 2 of Birmingham HS football media days," 30 July 2019 Since then, the magazine has been distributing tidbits from the upcoming September issue, including this exchange between Harry and Goodall and a conversation between Markle and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Prince Harry Just Made It Abundantly Clear How Many Kids He Wants to Have With Meghan Markle," 30 July 2019 Other interesting tidbits from the birth certificate? Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Baby Archie’s Birth Certificate Is Here—and It Reveals a Lot," 17 May 2019 Here, travel tidbits from experts who collectively logged more than 71,298,788 (air, sea, and space) miles in the last year. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Travel Tips of 2018, From People Who Do it For a Living," 19 Dec. 2018 One last tidbit: President Donald Trump brought in just $7,800 from Rhode Islanders. Dan Mcgowan, BostonGlobe.com, "Mayor Pete, Senator Warren rule among R.I. political donors. We’re good at sports betting.," 18 July 2019 One curious tidbit: the the beer garden boasts a parcel of turf that was recycled from a Houston Texans' practice facility. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Houston's best patio bars & restaurants, June 2019," 7 June 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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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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