tit

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See also: tit., Tit., and tīt

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English titt, of uncertain origin. Cognate with dialectal Dutch tet, German Zitze, Titte. Probably related to an original meaning 'to suck'. Compare Albanian thith (to suck, breast,tit). Compare teat.

Noun[edit]

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 shit Dickens, or Orwell, but with tits.
  3. (UK, 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,[1] 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 fuck 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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

tit (plural tits)

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

Etymology 3[edit]

A blue tit

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

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Noun[edit]

tit (plural tits)

  1. 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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tusser to this entry?)
  4. (archaic) A young girl, later especially a minx, hussy.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burton to this entry?)
  5. A morsel; a bit.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

tit (comparative tiere, superlative tiest)

  1. often
  2. frequently
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

tit n (singular definite tittet, plural indefinite tit)

  1. glimpse
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Faroese[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tit

  1. you (plural)

Declension[edit]

Personal pronouns - Persónsfornøvn
Singular (eintal) 1. 2. 3. m 3. f 3. n
Nominative (hvørfall) eg hann hon tað
Accusative (hvønnfall) meg teg hana
Dative (hvørjumfall) mær tær honum henni
Genitive (hvørsfall) mín tín hansara hennara tess
Plural (fleirtal) 1. 2. 3. m 3. f 3. n
Nominative (hvørfall) vit tit teir tær tey
Accusative (hvønnfall) okkum tykkum
Dative (hvørjumfall) teimum
Genitive (hvørsfall) okkara tykkara teirra

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish do·tuit (falls).

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. fall

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Mutation[edit]

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.

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Rafsi[edit]

tit

  1. rafsi of titla.

Pipil[edit]

Noun[edit]

tit

  1. fire

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the English word teeth.

Noun[edit]

tit

  1. tooth

Torres Strait Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English teeth.

Noun[edit]

tit

  1. tooth