See also: Teat and teát

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tete, from Old French tete (teat) (compare French tette), from Frankish *titta, from Proto-Germanic *titt- (teat; nipple; breast), of expressive ultimate origin. Doublet of tit, which is inherited.

It displaced Old English titt, which survives as tit. Confer Dutch tiet and German Zitze (teat).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tiːt/
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  • Rhymes: -iːt

NounEdit

teat (plural teats)

  1. (anatomy) The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 107:
      Milk formed their chief diet, and this they were supposed to imbibe from the witch herself, from a third "teat" which had been made beneath the arm by a nip from the Devil's pincers.
    Synonyms: tit (now vulgar), pap, nipple, dug
  2. Something resembling a teat, such as a small protuberance or nozzle.
  3. An artificial nipple used for bottle-feeding infants.

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