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itty–bitty

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adjective it·ty–bit·ty \ˈi-tē-ˈbi-tē\

Definition of itty–bitty

  1. :  extremely small :  tiny



Variants of itty–bitty

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itsy–bitsy

play \ˈit-sē-ˈbit-sē\

Origin and Etymology of itty–bitty

probably from baby talk for little bit


First Known Use: 1938



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