One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small person.‘the titch of the class’as name ‘Titch did not bother to answer’
- ‘It can't be guns; the gun ownership rate today (40-45% of all households) is roughly the same as it has been for decades - possibly a titch lower, but not by much.’
- ‘There is so little decent service in town that if we start condemning good service because it's a titch too eager, well, if we start condemning eagerness, we risk losing any population of beavers that might set up shop here.’
- ‘Cue aggressive tirade from tequila-soaked titch wearing fishnet stay-ups and a fascinator.’
- ‘Incidentally, 28 years ago today was the day that our parents brought Sasha and me to L.A. (we came to the U.S. one day before, and stayed the night in New York on our way); I think we've been citizens just a titch over 20 years.’
- ‘Like the woman who prefers the genuinely tall fellow to the titch in Cuban heels.’
- ‘But it's a fair bet that if we have a titch over 6000 hits, as we did Monday, this probably means a bit over 5000 ‘unique visitors,’ whatever that means.’
- ‘The web guys are just a titch behind schedule and I have really nothing to write about yet.’
- ‘It's easy to miss the turn to a titch of a village that runs alongside the Ria Formosa.’
- ‘Say, Ian, why don't ye call Mum and let her know we'll be a tich late, eh?’
1930s: from Little Tich, stage name of Harry Relph (1868–1928), an English music-hall comedian of small stature. He was given the nickname because he resembled Arthur Orton, the Tichborne claimant (see Orton, Arthur).
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