itty-bitty


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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.]

it•ty-bit•ty

(ˈɪt iˈbɪt i)

also it•sy-bit•sy

(ˈɪt siˈbɪt si)

adj. Informal.
very small; tiny.
[1890–95; rhyming compound based on little bit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.itty-bitty - (used informally) very smallitty-bitty - (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"
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