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tit

1

[ tit ]SHOW IPA


noun

  1. a titmouse.
  2. any of various other small birds.

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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?

Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.

QUESTION 1 OF 7

In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…

  • candystring
  • candyfloss
  • candypuff

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ORIGIN OF TIT

1

First recorded in 1540–50; short for titmouse; akin to Old Norse titlingr “sparrow,” Norwegian tite “titmouse”; see also tit2

OTHER DEFINITIONS FOR TIT (2 OF 5)

tit2

[ tit ]SHOW IPA


noun

  1. a teat.
  2. SlangVulgar. a breast.

ORIGIN OF TIT

2

First recorded before 1100; Middle English, Old English tit(t) “teat, pap, breast”; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch titte, German Zitze, Norwegian titta; akin to tit1;see also teat

OTHER DEFINITIONS FOR TIT (3 OF 5)

tit3

[ tit ]SHOW IPA


noun

  1. tit for tat.

ORIGIN OF TIT

3

Perhaps variant of tip4

OTHER DEFINITIONS FOR TIT. (4 OF 5)

tit.


abbreviation

  1. title.

OTHER DEFINITIONS FOR TIT. (5 OF 5)

Tit.


abbreviationBible.

  1. Titus.

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HOW TO USE TIT IN A SENTENCE

  • We have lots of historical and cross-national examples of tit-for-tat escalation.ARE WE ENTERING A NEW ERA OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE? | SEAN ILLING | JANUARY 7, 2021 | VOX
  • So, if the other program cooperated, then the next time tit-for-tat was like, “Okay, I’m going to cooperate too.”“WE GET ALL OUR GREAT STUFF FROM EUROPE — INCLUDING WITCH HUNTING.” (EP. 446) | STEVEN D. LEVITT | JANUARY 7, 2021 | FREAKONOMICS
  • Additional industries are hurt by tit-for-tat tariffs imposed by other countries.WHAT BUSINESS NEEDS FROM THE 2020 ELECTION | GEOFFREY COLVIN | SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 | FORTUNE
  • Meanwhile, Democrats have little recourse, except to threaten that they will expand and pack the court with liberal justices should they take power back in 2021, which could create a tit-for-tat cycle that delegitimizes the highest court’s authority.THE GLORIOUS RBG | TRACY MORAN | SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 | OZY
  • The sad part is that it’s unclear what really has been gained by this trade war, where you get into this tit-for-tat, and then the resolution is that you stop elevating, and maybe go back to what it was at square one.WHY IS THIS MAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? (EP. 362 UPDATE) | STEPHEN J. DUBNER | DECEMBER 19, 2019 | FREAKONOMICS

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BRITISH DICTIONARY DEFINITIONS FOR TIT (1 OF 3)

tit1

/ (tɪt) /


noun

  1. any of numerous small active Old World songbirds of the family Paridae (titmice), esp those of the genus Parus (bluetit, great tit, etc). They have a short bill and feed on insects and seeds
  2. any of various similar small birds

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ORIGIN OF TIT

1

C16: perhaps of imitative origin, applied to small animate or inanimate objects; compare Icelandic tittr pin

BRITISH DICTIONARY DEFINITIONS FOR TIT (2 OF 3)

tit2

/ (tɪt) /


noun

  1. slang a female breast
  2. a teat or nipple

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ORIGIN OF TIT

2

Old English titt; related to Middle Low German title, Norwegian titta

BRITISH DICTIONARY DEFINITIONS FOR TIT. (3 OF 3)

Tit.

/ Bible /


abbreviation for

  1. Titus

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