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.
How to use a bit in a sentence
Aud Snow, a notified clock-makker 'at lived up aboon abit here, had the managing of her a lang time, at so much a year.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
Nullus abit dies, quin ut minimum tres horas easque studiis optimas in orationibus ponat.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
"It's all a matter of 'abit," he went on, as he replaced the twenty-five tin box with the vulgar wrapper.A Thief in the Night|E. W. Hornung
It ain't a feather-bed in the old house at home, but I've sort of lost the feather-bed 'abit lately.One-Act Plays|Various
Once yer git 'im into an 'abit, yer cawn't git 'im out of it agyne.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)|John Galsworthy