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 Tit’ivate (3 syl.).Ti’tus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tittle Tattle.
 
Tattle is prate. (Dutch tateren, Italian, tatta-méla.) Tittle is little, same as tit in titmouse, little tit, tit-bit.   1
       
“Pish! Why do I spend my time in tittle-tattle?”
       
Otway: Cheats of Scapin, i. 1.
 


 Tit’ivate (3 syl.).Ti’tus. 

 
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