bitty

[bit-ee]
adjective, bittier, bittiest.
1.
Informal. tiny; itty-bitty: a little bitty town.
2.
Chiefly British. containing or consisting of small bits or pieces; fragmentary.

Origin:
1890–95; bit + -y1

bittiness, noun
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bitty (ˈbɪtɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
1.  lacking unity; disjointed
2.  containing bits, sediment, etc
 
'bittiness
 
n

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bitty
1892, "made of little scraps," from bit (1). As a clipped variant of bitsy, recorded from 1905, Amer.Eng.
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Example sentences
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.
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