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noun (1)

ti·​ti ˈtī-ˌtī How to pronounce titi (audio)
: a tree (Cliftonia monophylla of the family Cyrillaceae) of the southeastern U.S. with leathery leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers


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noun (2)

ti·​ti ti-ˈtē How to pronounce titi (audio)
: any of a genus (Callicebus) of small South American monkeys having long thick variably colored fur and a tail that is not prehensile

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Word History


Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

American Spanish tití

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of titi was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Titi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titi. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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