tom·​tit ˈtäm-ˌtit How to pronounce tomtit (audio)
: 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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Word History


probably short for tomtitmouse, from the name Tom + titmouse

First Known Use

1700, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tomtit was in 1700

Dictionary Entries Near tomtit

Cite this Entry

“Tomtit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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