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 Dutch tiet, 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. (Britain, 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 chickadee; 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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Chuukese[edit]

Noun[edit]

tit

  1. fence, wall
  2. pen (enclosure)

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]

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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.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

tit

  1. rafsi of titla.

Pipil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan *tlai(h)-. Compare Classical Nahuatl tletl ‎(fire)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /tiːt/

Noun[edit]

tīt

  1. fire
    Shiktali ne kumit pak ne tit
    Put the pot on the fire

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English teeth.

Noun[edit]

tit

  1. tooth

Torres Strait Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English teeth.

Noun[edit]

tit

  1. tooth