Main definitions of tit in English

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noun

  • 1A titmouse.

    ‘This behavior is especially prevalent among chickadees and tits that scatter hoard food items in foliage, branches, and bark of trees.’
    • ‘Scurrying about in the woodland fringes, hedges and feeding sites are finches, tits and thrushes keep your eyes open for the occasional hen harrier, merlin and sparrowhawk.’
    • ‘He pointed out that not only pigeons live in the South Parade area, but ravens, jackdaws, collared doves, blackbirds, thrushes, wagtails, tits and the now-endangered house sparrow.’
    • ‘Lovebirds, barbets, tits and finches warm themselves in the cozy chambers built by the weavers.’
    • ‘No wonder the tits and finches were so noisy and active.’
    1. 1.1Used in names of birds similar or related to the titmouse, e.g., New Zealand tit.

Pronunciation

tit

/tit/ /tɪt/

Origin

Mid 16th century probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Icelandic titlingur ‘sparrow’; compare with titling and titmouse. Earlier senses were ‘small horse’ and ‘girl’; the current sense dates from the early 18th century.

Main definitions of tit in English

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noun

vulgar slang
  • A woman's breast or nipple.

    mammary gland, mamma

Pronunciation

tit

/tit/ /tɪt/

Phrases

    suck the hind tit
    informal
    • Receive less of something than others who are competing for it.

    tits and ass
    mainly North American vulgar slang
    • Used in reference to the use of crudely sexual images of women.

Origin

Old English tit ‘teat, nipple’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tit and German Zitze. The vulgar slang use was originally US and dates from the early 20th century.