tit for tat

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Hat.

Etymology:

  • Origin uncertain; conjectured to be from Dutch dit voor dat, French tant pour tant, or English tip for tap. The vowel sequence follows a typical ablaut reduplication pattern.
  • Tit for tat is a rhyme for hat.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'tit for tat':

tit for tatEquivalent retribution, an eye for an eye, returning exactly what you get.
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  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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