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itty

adjective

extremely small; also called itty-bitty

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  • My dear itty Dordy's remembrance of me is very pleasing to me—foolishly pleasing, because I know it will be over so soon.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
  • I flatter myself that itty Dordy will not forget me at least under a week.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
  • Lock it up, papa; doin' to teep it for my itty dirl, when I get big, jess like mamma.

  • My dear itty Dordy's remembrance of me is very pleasing to me,—foolishly pleasing, because I know it will be over so soon.

  • The suspected representative of the “Guggenheimers” whined plaintively: “itty tootsies awfy cold!”

    The Man from the Bitter Roots Caroline Lockhart
  • itty said, “Well, I would like to see how, Since you already did- there are two up there now!”

Word Origin and History for itty
adj.

1798, in a letter of Jane Austen, baby-talk form of little. Related: itty-bitty (1855); tiddy-itty (1852).

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