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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 of itty-bitty
1890-1895
1890-95; rhyming compound based on little bit; cf. -sy, -y1
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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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