tomtit

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

Definition of tomtit

: any of various small active birds

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 27 Jul. 2021.

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