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Webster 1913 Edition


Tit

Tit

,
Noun.
1.
A small horse.
Tusser.
2.
A woman; – used in contempt.
Burton.
3.
A morsel; a bit.
Halliwell.
4.
[OE.; cf. Icel.
titter
a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something small, and is perhaps the same as
teat
. Cf.
Titmouse
,
Tittle
.]
(Zool.)
(a)
Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to the families
Paridae
and
Leiotrichidae
; a titmouse.
(b)
The European meadow pipit; a titlark.
Ground tit
.
(Zool.)
See
Wren tit
, under
Wren
.
Hill tit
(Zool.)
,
any one of numerous species of Asiatic singing birds belonging to
Siva
,
Milna
, and allied genera.
Tit babbler
(Zool.)
,
any one of several species of small East Indian and Asiatic timaline birds of the genus
Trichastoma
.
Tit for tat
.
[Probably for
tip for tap
. See
Tip
a slight blow.]
An equivalent; retaliation.
Tit thrush
(Zool.)
,
any one of numerous species of Asiatic and East Indian birds belonging to
Suthora
and allied genera. In some respects they are intermediate between the thrushes and titmice.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tit

TIT

,
Noun.
The projecting part of the female breast; the dug of a beast; the pap of a woman; the nipple. It consists of an elastic erectile substance, embracing the lactiferous ducts, which terminate on its surface, and thus serves to convey milk to the young of animals.

Definition 2021


Tit

Tit

See also: tit, tīt, tiṭ, tit., and Tit.

Saterland Frisian

Noun

Tit m

  1. teat; tit

tit

tit

See also: Tit, tīt, tiṭ, tit., and Tit.

English

Alternative forms

Noun

tit (plural tits)

  1. A mammary gland, teat.
  2. (slang, vulgar, chiefly in the plural) A woman's breast.
    • 2012, Caitlin Moran, Moranthology, Ebury Press 2012, p. 13:
      I have enjoyed taking to my writing bureau and writing about poverty, benefit reform and the coalition government in the manner of a **** Dickens, or Orwell, but with tits.
  3. (Britain, pejorative, slang) An idiot; a fool.
    Look at that tit driving on the wrong side of the road!
    • 2002, Dick Plamondon, Have You Ever Been Screwed, iUniverse, ISBN 0-595-26199-X, page 234,
      “What did you say to the cops?” / “I told them everything about the smuggling ring.” / “Why the **** did you do that?” / “They were nice to me.” / “They’re always nice to people they want to get information from, you dumb tit.”
    • 2012 January 15, Stephen Thompson, "The Reichenbach Fall", episode 2-3 of Sherlock, 00:52:46-00:52:55:
      John Watson (to Sherlock Holmes): It's Lestrade. Says they're all coming over here right now. Queuing up to slap on the handcuffs, every single officer you ever made feel like a tit. Which is a lot of people.
Synonyms
  • (breast): See also Wikisaurus:breast.
  • (fool, idiot): See also Wikisaurus:idiot.
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Perhaps imitative of light tap. Compare earlier tip for tap (blow for blow), from tip, + tap; compare also dialectal tint for tant.

Noun

tit (plural tits)

  1. (archaic) A light blow or hit (now usually in phrase tit for tat).

Etymology 3

A blue tit

Probably of Scandinavian origin; found earliest in titling and titmouse; compare Faroese títlingur, dialectal Norwegian titling (small stockfish).

Wikispecies

Noun

tit (plural tits)

  1. A chickadee; a small passerine bird of the genus Parus or the family Paridae, common in the Northern Hemisphere.
  2. Any of various other small passerine birds.
  3. (archaic) A small horse; a nag.
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  4. (archaic) A young girl, later especially a minx, hussy.
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  5. A morsel; a bit.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
Derived terms
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Chuukese

Noun

tit

  1. fence, wall
  2. pen (enclosure)

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse títt (often) and tíðr (frequent), from tíð (time).

Adverb

tit (comparative tiere, superlative tiest)

  1. often
  2. frequently
Synonyms
  • ofte
  • hyppigt
  • mange gange

Etymology 2

Verbal noun to titte (peep, peek), from Old Norse títa (see).

Noun

tit n (singular definite tittet, plural indefinite tit)

  1. glimpse
Inflection

Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse þið.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tiːt/
  • Rhymes: -iːt

Pronoun

tit

  1. you (plural)

Declension

Synonyms

  • tykur (Suðuroy)

Irish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Irish do·tuit (falls).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʲɪtʲ/

Verb

tit (present analytic titeann, future analytic titfidh, verbal noun titim, past participle tite)

  1. (intransitive) fall
    1. drop down
    2. collapse
    3. descend
    4. decline
    5. come down to lower level
    6. abate
    7. droop, deteriorate
    8. be overthrown, be killed
    9. lose position

Conjugation

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tit thit dtit
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • "tit" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 do·tuit” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Lojban

Rafsi

tit

  1. rafsi of titla.

Pipil

Etymology

From Proto-Nahuan *tlai(h)-. Compare Classical Nahuatl tletl (fire)

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /tiːt/

Noun

tīt

  1. fire
    Shiktali ne kumit pak ne tit
    Put the pot on the fire

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English teeth.

Noun

tit

  1. tooth

Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From English teeth.

Noun

tit

  1. tooth