Teat

  • 1 Teat — is an alternative word for the nipple of a mammary gland, in humans referred to as a breast, from which milk is discharged. Similarly in cows, goats, etc., it is the projection from the udder through which milk is discharged. The rubber… …

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  • 2 Teat — (t[=e]t), n. [OE. tete, titte, AS. tit, titt; akin to LG. & OD. titte, D. tet, G. zitze: cf. F. tette, probably of Teutonic origin.] 1. The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the udder or breast of a mammal; a nipple; a pap; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 teat — (n.) mid 13c., from O.Fr. tete teat (12c.), from P.Gmc. *titta (source of O.E. titt, see TIT (Cf. tit)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 teat — teat; teat·ed; …

    English syllables

  • 5 teat — [tēt] n. [ME tete < OFr < Gmc base akin to OE tit] 1. NIPPLE (sense 1) 2. any small projection like a teat …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 teat — [ti:t] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: tete] 1.) BrE the rubber part on a baby s bottle that the baby sucks milk from American Equivalent: nipple 2.) one of the small parts on a female animal s body that her babies suck milk from …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 teat — [ tit ] noun count 1. ) one of the small pointed parts of a female animal s body through which a baby animal sucks milk 2. ) BRITISH the NIPPLE on a baby s bottle …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 teat — ► NOUN 1) a nipple of the mammary gland of a female mammal. 2) Brit. a perforated plastic nipple shaped device by which an infant or young animal can suck milk from a bottle. ORIGIN Old French tete …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 teat — [[t]ti͟ːt[/t]] teats 1) N COUNT A teat is a pointed part on the body of a female animal which her babies suck in order to get milk. 2) N COUNT A teat is a piece of rubber or plastic that is shaped like a teat, especially one that is fitted to a… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 teat — UK [tiːt] / US [tɪt] noun [countable] Word forms teat : singular teat plural teats 1) British a piece of rubber or plastic fixed to a bottle, through which a baby sucks milk or juice 2) one of the small pointed parts of a female animal s body… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 teat — noun Etymology: Middle English tete, in part from Old English tit; in part from Anglo French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English tit teat, Middle High German zitze Date: 12th century 1. the protuberance through which milk is drawn from an… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 teat — /teet, tit/, n. 1. the protuberance on the breast or udder in female mammals, except the monotremes, through which the milk ducts discharge; nipple or mammilla. 2. something resembling a teat. [1250 1300; ME tete < OF < Gmc; see TIT2] * * * …

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  • 13 teat — 1. SYN: nipple. 2. SYN: breast. 3. SYN: papilla. [A.S. tit] * * * teat tit, tēt n the protuberance through which milk is drawn from an udder or breast: NIPPLE * * * (tēt) papilla mammae …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 teat — [[t]tit, tɪt[/t]] n. 1) zool. the protuberance on the breast or udder in female mammals, through which the milk ducts discharge; nipple 2) zool. something resembling a teat • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME tete < OF < Gmc; see tit II …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 teat — /tit / (say teet) noun 1. the protuberance on the breast or udder in female mammals (except the monotremes), where the milk ducts discharge; a nipple or mamilla. 2. something resembling a teat, especially for feeding a baby from a bottle. {Middle …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 teat — noun /tiːt/ a) The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted. b) An artificial nipple used for bottle feeding infants. Syn: tit …

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  • 17 teat — Synonyms and related words: bag, boobs, bosom, breast, breasts, brisket, bust, chest, crop, dug, knockers, mama, mamelon, mamelonation, mammary gland, mammilla, mammillation, nenes, nipple, pap, papilla, pigeon breast, thorax, tit, tits, titties …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 teat — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. nipple, mammilla, tit, pap, dug, mammary nipple, titty*, boob*, jug*, knocker*; see also breast 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. nipple, *tit, mammilla …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 teat — sb. [tit]. Wright’s L. P. p. 35. AS. tite …

    Oldest English Words

  • 20 teat — tɪːt n. udder or nipple of a female mammal …

    English contemporary dictionary