itsy-bitsy


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it·ty-bit·ty

 (ĭt′ē-bĭt′ē) also it·sy-bit·sy (ĭt′sē-bĭt′sē)
adj. Informal
Very small.

[Probably alteration of little bit.]

itsy-bitsy

(ˈɪtsɪˈbɪtsɪ) or

itty-bitty

adj
informal very small; tiny
[C20: baby talk alteration of little bit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.itsy-bitsy - (used informally) very smallitsy-bitsy - (used informally) very small; "a wee tot"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
Translations

itsy-bitsy

[ˌɪtsɪˈbɪtsɪ] itty-bitty [ˌɪtɪˈbɪtɪ] (US) ADJpequeñito

itsy-bitsy

, itty-bitty
adj (inf: = tiny) → klitzeklein (inf), → winzig
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