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



BrE BrE//ˈtaɪdɪŋz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪdɪŋz//
[plural] (old-fashioned or humorous)
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news I am the bearer of good tidings. He brought glad tidings. Even worse tidings were to follow. Word Originlate Old English tīdung ‘announcement, piece of news’, probably from Old Norse títhindi ‘news of events’, from títhr ‘occurring’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tidings