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itty-bitty

[it-ee-bit-ee] /ˈɪt iˈbɪt i/
adjective, Informal.
1.
very small; tiny.
Also, itsy-bitsy
[it-see-bit-see] /ˈɪt siˈbɪt si/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; rhyming compound based on little bit; cf. -sy, -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for itty-bitty

itsy-bitsy

/ˈɪtsɪˈbɪtsɪ/
adjective
1.
(informal) very small; tiny
Word Origin
C20: baby talk alteration of little bit
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Slang definitions & phrases for itty-bitty

itsy-bitsy

adjective

Tiny; esp, small and cute; little bitty, teensy-weensy: I can't find even an ittybitty scrap of paper to show who these Wunderkinds are

[late 1930s+; fr baby talk]


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