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[bit-ee] /ˈbɪt i/
adjective, bittier, bittiest.
Informal. tiny; itty-bitty:
a little bitty town.
Chiefly British. containing or consisting of small bits or pieces; fragmentary.
Origin of bitty
1890-95; bit2 + -y1
Related forms
bittiness, noun Unabridged
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  • As the water flows out through the gills, the shark swallows the bitty beasties in the water.
  • And they found that the relatively smaller footpads of, say, leopards are much stiffer than those of little bitty kitties.
  • Or eat them with a spoon as if they were a bitty melon.
  • He always went out with little bitty kids so they could trick-or-treat safely.
British Dictionary definitions for bitty


adjective -tier, -tiest
lacking unity; disjointed
containing bits, sediment, etc
Derived Forms
bittiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for bitty

1892, "made of little scraps," from bit (n.1) + -y (2). As a clipped variant of bitsy, recorded from 1905, American English.

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little bitty

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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