Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: tid 'soft, tender, nice' (17-19 centuries) + bit

tidbit

noun
     
tid‧bit [countable] American English
1 a small piece of food that tastes good [= titbit British English]
2 a small but interesting piece of information, news etc [= titbit British English]
tidbit of
juicy tidbits of hot news

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary