bitty

[bit-ee]

adjective, bit·ti·er, bit·ti·est.

Informal. tiny; itty-bitty: a little bitty town.
Chiefly British. containing or consisting of small bits or pieces; fragmentary.

Nearby words

  1. bitterwood,
  2. bitterwort,
  3. bitting,
  4. bittock,
  5. bittorrent,
  6. bitumen,
  7. bituminize,
  8. bituminous,
  9. bituminous coal,
  10. bitzer

Origin of bitty

First recorded in 1890–95; bit2 + -y1

Related formsbit·ti·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bitty

bitty

adjective -tier or -tiest

lacking unity; disjointed
containing bits, sediment, etc
Derived Formsbittiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for bitty

bitty

adj.

1892, "made of little scraps," from bit (n.1) + -y (2). As a clipped variant of bitsy, recorded from 1905, American English.

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