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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tittɪt(n.)

  1. a titmouse.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. any of various other small birds.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of tit:

1540–50; repr. ME tite- (in titemosetitmouse )

tittɪt(n.)

  1. a teat.

    Category: Zoology

  2. Vulgar Slang. a breast.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of tit:

bef. 1100; ME titte, OE titt, c. MLG, MD titte, MHG zitze, Norw titta; akin to tit1

Tit.

  1. Titus.

    Category: Bible

tit.

  1. title.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breast, bosom, knocker, boob, tit, titty(noun)

    either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman

  2. nipple, mammilla, mamilla, pap, teat, tit(noun)

    the small projection of a mammary gland

  3. titmouse, tit(noun)

    small insectivorous birds

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tit(noun)

    a small horse

  2. Tit(noun)

    a woman; -- used in contempt

  3. Tit(noun)

    a morsel; a bit

  4. Tit(noun)

    any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to the families Paridae and Leiotrichidae; a titmouse

  5. Tit(noun)

    the European meadow pipit; a titlark

Freebase

  1. Tit

    The tits, chickadees, and titmice constitute Paridae, a large family of small passerine birds which occur in the northern hemisphere and Africa. Most were formerly classified in the genus Parus. These birds are called either "chickadees" or "titmice" in North America, and just "tits" in the rest of the English-speaking world. The name titmouse is recorded from the 14th century, composed of the Old English name for the bird, mase and tit, denoting something small. The spelling was influenced by mouse in the 16th century. Emigrants to New Zealand presumably identified some of the superficially similar birds of the genus Petroica of the family Petroicidae, the Australian robins, as members of the tit family, giving them the title Tomtit although, in fact, they are not related. These birds are mainly small stocky woodland species with short stout bills. Some have crests. They range in length from 10 to 22 centimetres. They are adaptable birds, with a mixed diet including seeds and insects. Many species will live around human habitation and come readily to bird feeders for nuts or seed, and learn to take other foods. In Britain, Great Tits and Blue Tits famously learned to break open the foil caps sealing bottles of milk that had been delivered to homes to get at the cream floating on top.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tit(noun)

any of several kinds of small bird

a blue tit.

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