tit (plural tits)
- A mammary gland, teat.
- (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.
- (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.
- (breast): See also Wikisaurus:breast.
- (fool, idiot): See also Wikisaurus:idiot.
(slang, vulgar) a woman's breast
- American Sign Language: Claw@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmBack-Claw@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmBack
- Armenian: ծիծ (cic), ծծեր pl (ccer)
- Belarusian: сі́ська f (sísʹka)
- Bulgarian: ци́ца (bg) f (cíca)
- Cantonese: 波 (bo1)
- Mandarin: 波 (zh) (bō), (humorous, euphemism) 咪咪 (zh) (mīmī)
- Czech: cecek (cs) m, prs (cs) m, prso (cs) n
- Danish: bryst (da) n, pat c
- Dutch: tiet (nl) f, tet (nl) f
- Estonian: tiss
- Faroese: bróst n pl, boppa f
- Finnish: tissi (fi)
- French: nichon (fr) m, lolo (fr) m, néné (fr) m
- German: Titte (de) f, Brust (de) f, Möpse (de) pl (usually plural)
- Gilbertese: mamma
- Greek: βυζί (el) n (vyzí)
- Hungarian: cici (hu), csöcs (hu)
- Indonesian: toket, tetek (id), susu (id)
- Interlingua: tetta
- Irish: brollach m
- Italian: tetta (it) f (slang), (informal, slang) poppa (it) f, seno (it) m, mammella (it) f, zizza (it) f, zinna (it) f
- Japanese: おっぱい (oppai), ぱいぱい (paipai), ぱいおつ (paiotsu)
- Korean: 젖 (ko) (jeot), 젖꼭지 (ko) (jeotkkokji)
- Latvian: pups (lv) m
- Lithuanian: papas m
- Macedonian: ци́цка f (cícka)
- Malay: tetek, kopek
- Malayalam: മുല (ml) (mula), സ്തനം (stanaṃ)
- Northern Sami: čižži
- Bokmål: pupp m
- Nynorsk: pupp m
- Persian: پستان (fa)
- Polish: cyc (pl) m, cycek (pl) m
- Portuguese: teta (pt) f
- Romanian: țâță (ro) f, sân (ro) m
- Russian: си́ська (ru) f (sísʹka), ти́тька (ru) f (títʹka), до́йки (ru) f pl (dójki) (usually plural), буфера́ (ru) m pl (buferá) (usually plural)
- Scottish Gaelic: cìoch f
- Cyrillic: сиса f
- Roman: sisa (sh)
- Sicilian: minna (scn) f
- Slovak: cecok m
- Spanish: macoca f, melón (es) m, teta (es)
- Swedish: tutte (sv), patte (sv), bröst (sv)
- Ukrainian: ци́цька (uk) f (cýcʹka)
- Yiddish: ציצע f (tsitse)
Perhaps imitative of light tap. Compare earlier tip for tap (“blow for blow”), from tip, + tap; compare also dialectal tint for tant.
tit (plural tits)
- (archaic) A light blow or hit (now usually in phrase tit for tat).
A blue tit
Probably of Scandinavian origin; found earliest in titling and titmouse; compare Faroese títlingur, dialectal Norwegian titling (“small stockfish”).
tit (plural tits)
- A chickadee; a small passerine bird of the genus Parus or the family Paridae, common in the Northern Hemisphere.
- Any of various other small passerine birds.
- (archaic) A small horse; a nag.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Tusser to this entry?)
- (archaic) A young girl, later especially a minx, hussy.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Burton to this entry?)
- A morsel; a bit.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
terms derived from tit Etymology 3
From Old Norse títt (“often”) and tíðr (“frequent”), from tíð (“time”).
tit (comparative tiere, superlative tiest)
Verbal noun to titte (“peep, peek”), from Old Norse títa (“see”).
tit n (singular definite tittet, plural indefinite tit)
From Old Norse þið.
- IPA(key): /tiːt/
- Rhymes: -iːt
- you (plural)
Faroese personal pronouns
From Old Irish do·tuit (“falls”).
tit (present analytic titeann, future analytic titfidh, verbal noun titim, past participle tite)
- (intransitive) fall
- drop down
- come down to lower level
- droop, deteriorate
- be overthrown, be killed
- lose position
First Conjugation (A)
* Indirect relative
† Dialect form
| Irish mutation|
| Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every|
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- "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.