a fool; thus look an absolute tit, look a right tit, to appear a total fool, thus the school ‘witticism’, I feel a right tit.
|Paul Pry (London 15 Aug. n.p.: George Hy, of Charlotte-street, alias the Sneak, alias the Spongy Cove, alias the Tit, and several others.|
|Sins of the Cities of the Plain 30: I asked her to kiss and forgive me. [...] ‘You know, Jack, I will. You were such a tit then,’ she replied.|
|Landfall (N.Z.) Dec. 290: Why didn’t Lachlan go, the silly tit? [OED].|
|Towards the End of Morning (2000) 13: He’s such a tit.|
|Don’t Point That Thing at Me (1991) 44: Is your nark a little tit called Perce.|
|Scully 147: It was just one of them interviews on telly with someone famous. I kept looking for that tit-end, Robin Day, but he never showed.|
|Day of the Dog 110: The stupid old tit got stuck into the metho.|
|Only Fools and Horses [TV script] We’ll have to get you something Hoskins, you look a right tit.‘To Hull and Back’|
|Indep. 28 Oct. 8: The Prime Minister is behaving like a complete tit.|
|Guardian Guide 29 July–4 Aug. 28: Talking shit and mooning about like the ten-gallon tits they are.|
(US) an important person, or one who thinks they are.
|Way It Spozed to Be (1970) 145: Someone had written ‘big tit’ on May’s page.|
|Marilyn The Wild (2003) 85: Who’s the big tit here? Tell me the name of your rabbi.|
to make a fool of oneself.
|Miseducation of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (2004) 104: The old man was [...] shouting his mouth off and making a total tit of himself.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 179: I’m making a tit of myself.|
|There Must Be a Pony! 124: He [...] started laughing this simple-tit laugh of his.|
said of one who is lost in thought, abstracted.
|Too Many Crooks Spoil the Caper 120: Well, don’t just stand there like a tit in a trance [...] Bust the door in.|
|Muvver Tongue 71: There was a waiter standing there like a tit in a trance.|
to play around, to waste time, to act in a trivial, pointless manner.
|None But the Lonely Heart 66: It was funny about blokes as smoked pipes. Some of them just shoved baccy in anyhow, lit it [...] Other blokes tissfatarted about for hours, and never ever got the bleeding thing sucking proper.|
|Powder 142: There’s a big wide world for us out there, and we’re titting about in a panel-beater’s yard. [Ibid.] 374: All that tittin’ around just so’s David Geffen can see us play acoustic in the Serpent’s Tail?|