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Definition of TIT

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Tit \Tit\, n.
     1. A small horse. --Tusser.
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     2. A woman; -- used in contempt. --Burton.
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     3. A morsel; a bit. --Halliwell.
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     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. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Titmouse \Tit"mouse`\, n.; pl. {Titmice}. [OE. titemose, titmase; tit small, or a small bird + AS. m[=a]se a kind of small bird; akin to D. mees a titmouse, G. meise, OHG. meisa, Icel. meisingr. The English form has been influenced by the unrelated word mouse. Cf. {Tit} a small bird.] (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small insectivorous singing birds belonging to {Parus} and allied genera; -- called also {tit}, and {tomtit}. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The blue titmouse ({Parus coeruleus}), the marsh titmouse ({Parus palustris}), the crested titmouse ({Parus cristatus}), the great titmouse ({Parus major}), and the long tailed titmouse ({Aegithalos caudatus}), are the best-known European species. See {Chickadee}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "tit":
     bag, bantam, banty, boobs, bosom, breast, breasts, brisket, bust, button, chest, chit, crop, diminutive, dug, featherweight, fingerling, knockers, lightweight, mama, mamelon, mamelonation, mammary gland, mammilla, mammillation, mini, minikin, minnow, minny, mouse, nenes, nipple, nubbin, pap, papilla, peewee, pigeon breast, pony, runt, shrimp, slip, small fry, snip, snippet, teat, thorax, tits, titties, titty, udder, wart, wisp


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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