Origin of four bits
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40Related formsfour-bit, adjective
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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Historical Examples of four-bit
Peets gives this saddle-tinted longhorn a four-bit piece, an' he tells this yarn.
The four-bit piece lay shining on the porch floor where it had fallen.