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Definition of tit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tit

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    BrE BrE//tɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪt//
     
    Birds
     
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  1. 1[usually plural] (also titty) (taboo, slang) a woman’s breast or nipple
  2. 2(British English, slang) a stupid person
  3. 3 a small European bird. There are several types of tit. a great tit see also blue tit See related entries: Birds
  4. Word Origin sense 3 mid 16th cent.: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Icelandic titlingur ‘sparrow’. Earlier senses were ‘small horse’ and ‘girl’; the current sense dates from the early 18th cent. senses 1 to 2 Old English tit ‘teat, nipple’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tit and German Zitze. The vulgar slang use was originally US and dates from the early 20th cent.

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