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 (tĭd′bĭt′) also tit·bit (tĭt′-)
A choice morsel, as of gossip or food: "The book is chock-full of colorful tidbits about theater and theater people" (Alec Guinness).

[Perhaps obsolete and dialectal tid, tender + bit.]


the usual US spelling of titbit



1. a delicate bit or morsel of food.
2. a choice or pleasing bit of anything, as gossip.
Also, esp. Brit., titbit.
[1630–40; tide1 (in sense “feast day”) + bit2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tidbit - a small tasty bit of foodtidbit - a small tasty bit of food    
dainty, goody, kickshaw, treat, delicacy - something considered choice to eat


Something fine and delicious, especially a food:
Informal: goody.


(ˈtitbit) tidbit (ˈtidbit) noun
a tasty little piece of food. He gave the dog a titbit.
References in classic literature ?
This is the tidbit which tempts his insectivorous fate.
If the hunter has a taste for mud-turtles, muskrats, and other such savage tidbits, the fine lady indulges a taste for jelly made of a calf's foot, or for sardines from over the sea, and they are even.
The labyrinthodon evidently thought that Ja was coming to double his portion of human flesh, so he was in no haste to pursue me to the cliff and frighten away this other tidbit.
This is no fairy story and no joke; the meat would be shoveled into carts, and the man who did the shoveling would not trouble to lift out a rat even when he saw one-- there were things that went into the sausage in comparison with which a poisoned rat was a tidbit.
Great fangs sunk into the carcass tearing away huge hunks, the mightiest of the apes obtaining the choicest morsels, while the weaker circled the outer edge of the fighting, snarling pack awaiting their chance to dodge in and snatch a dropped tidbit or filch a remaining bone before all was gone.
Even Dango, the hyena, eater of offal, would, at the moment, have seemed a tidbit to Numa.
When this was ended, he took up his game, and, showing it to the party without a head, he cried: “ Here is a tidbit for an old man’s Christmas—never mind the venison, boy, and remember Indian John; his yarbs are better than all the foreign ‘intments.
He forsook the prey already dead beneath him for the pleasures of the delectable tidbit, man.
Perched on the rim of Michael's pannikin, this inconsiderable adventurer from out of the dark into the sun of life, a mere spark and mote between the darks, by a ruffing of his salmon-pink crest, a swift and enormous dilation of his bead-black pupils, and a raucous imperative cry, as of all the gods, in his throat, could make Michael give back and permit the fastidious selection of the choicest tidbits of his dish.
Poor little fellow, he was the only creature who ever gave me a friendly look in those days; I kept all my tidbits for him.
An interesting tidbit was buried at the end of a long article in the New York Times by Brian Stelter about the coverage of the gun control debate by Fox News, and about how, to the limited extent it was covered, it was to defend gun rights.
The researchers studied mother-to-be "Tidbit" after she had died, finding a well-developed embryo--even though Tidbit had not been near male blacktips for eight years.