itty-bitty

itty-bitty

[it-ee-bit-ee]
adjective Informal.
very small; tiny.
Also, itsy-bitsy [it-see-bit-see] .


Origin:
1890–95; rhyming compound based on little bit; cf. -sy, -y1

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itsy-bitsy or itty-bitty (ˈɪtsɪˈbɪtsɪ, ˈɪtɪˈbɪtɪ)
 
adj
informal very small; tiny
 
[C20: baby talk alteration of little bit]
 
itty-bitty or itty-bitty
 
adj
 
[C20: baby talk alteration of little bit]

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