itty-bitty(redirected from itty-bittily)
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it·ty-bit·ty(ĭt′ē-bĭt′ē) also it·sy-bit·sy (ĭt′sē-bĭt′sē)
[Probably alteration of little bit.]
it•ty-bit•ty(ˈɪt iˈbɪt i)
also it•sy-bit•sy(ˈɪt siˈbɪt si)
very small; tiny.
[1890–95; rhyming compound based on little bit]
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|Adj.||1.||itty-bitty - (used informally) very small; "a wee tot"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech