tomtit

noun
tom·​tit | \ ˈtäm-ˌtit How to pronounce tomtit (audio) , täm-ˈtit \

Definition of tomtit

: any of various small active birds

Examples of tomtit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the walk, guests should keep an eye out for native rātā, kōwhai and pōhutukawa trees, and wildlife including the North Island tomtit, kaka, tui, and fantail birds. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 5 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of tomtit

1700, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tomtit

probably short for tomtitmouse, from the name Tom + titmouse

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Cite this Entry

“Tomtit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tomtit. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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