teat

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Borrowed from Old French tete (teat) (compare French tette), from Frankish *titta, from Proto-Germanic *titt- (teat; nipple; breast), from Proto-Indo-European *tata- (father; parent; nipple).

It replaced Old English titt, which survives as tit. Confer Dutch tiet and German Zitze (teat).

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teat (plural teats)

  1. (anatomy) The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted.
    Synonyms: tit, pap, nipple, dug
  2. Something resembling a teat, such as a small protuberance or nozzle.
  3. An artificial nipple used for bottle-feeding infants.

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