A small amount of anything; also, a short period of time. For example, Here's a bit of wrapping paper, or It'll be ready in a bit, or Just wait a bit. [c. 1600]
Somewhat or rather, as in It stings a bit, or Will you have a bit more to eat? [Second half of 1600s] Also see bit by bit; not a bit.
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How to use a bit in a sentence
And they all had them easy-going, wait-a-bit kind of voices, and didn't see no pertic'ler importance in their "r's."Danny's Own Story|Don Marquis
Then all the youngster robins began to coax Robert Robin to sing his Wait-a-bit song.
The Wait-a-bit (Wacht een beetje) is so called from the ingenious nature of its spines.The Romance of Plant Life|G. F. Scott Elliot
A sage-hen crouching low in sand and shadowed by wait-a-bit thorn twigs is pretty well hidden.The Red Mustang|William O. Stoddard
The British call them "wait-a-bit" thorns, and under either name they are equally dangerous.Adventures in Swaziland|Owen Rowe O'Neil