Posted Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:59 PM
Does anyone happen to know when the first use of the word 'tit' was for breasts? Also boobs?
Just been interested to know, sorry its so random!
Posted Thu Sep 28, 2017 01:36 PM
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 century.
1920s (originally US): abbreviation of booby, from dialect bubby, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to German dialect Bübbi ‘teat’.
Posted Thu Sep 28, 2017 03:47 PM
Maybe, you give the origin of a word and then suggest the next one. Next person gives origin and suggests next one.... ad infinitum
So perhaps to kick it off kindenglish you should post a word ......