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When referring to a piece of information, as in "articles and tidbits," does the word tidbit always refer to juicy, gossipy, or salacious information?

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A tidbit of information is a direct analogy to food - it is small and attractive. It is any small piece of information that is expected to be of particular interest. This might mean it's salacious or gossipy, but it might also be a key piece of information in an academic study - though it would rarely be referred to using that term in formal writing.

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