Middle English/Early Modern English contraction of "it is".
Tis a way of speaking no longer used.

Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrow of outrageous fortune. (A line of the soliloquy from Shakespear's Hamlet)
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The Danish word for pee (urine).
Morgentis plejer at lugte særligt dårligt.
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A conjunction used instead of saying it is or it's.
the word was the most popular in the medi-evil era,

commonly in shakespearian play
but is used modernlys as well.
girl-whats your name?
boy- "tis" jeremy
girl- oh how pleasent
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An amazingly hot guy thats got the sexiest body ever and the nicest Czechoslovakian skin in the world. If you find you one of these you better treat him like he's a king as soon as possible bc you will only have him for a short amount of time because Im coming to steal him back now. ;)
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1. Short for "(it) was", "(it) did", "(it) will" or anything similar, as long as the use of "tis" would make no sense if you replaced it with "It is".
2. Short for "It is". People used to say this in the 1800's but now nobody says it in this sense anymore, unless they are old, somehow socially isolated, or just "different".
1. Yo' momma tis crunk last night.
2. British person #1: Tis' a merry day for tea and biscuits, eh chap?
British person #2: Not really fine man, i have to go be on my jolly way.
British person #1: Alrighty, cheerio!

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