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bittock

[bit-uh k]
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noun Chiefly Scot.
  1. a little bit.
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Origin of bittock

First recorded in 1795–1805; bit2 + -ock
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Examples from the Web for bittock

Historical Examples

  • It is, of course, 'little bit', the Scotch 'mile and a bittock'.

    Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III

    John Cleveland

  • And Shadowy Jeanie Deans comes downward, walking her "twenty-five miles and a bittock a day," to save her sister from death.

  • Hoot toot, lassie, what's the taxes on a bittock o' wild land and useless water?

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell

  • This expression compares with the Scottish so many miles “and a bittock.”

  • He ate his saumon wi' his fork in ae hand, and a bittock of bread in the other.