bits and bobs

Definition of bits and bobs

British

  1. :  things or objects of different kinds <There are just a few bits and bobs of furniture in the office.> <No one knows exactly what happened. All we have is a few bits and bobs of information so far.>

Word by Word Definitions

bitplay bits
  1. :  the biting or cutting edge or part of a tool

    :  a replaceable part of a compound tool that actually performs the function (as drilling or boring) for which the whole tool is designed

    :  the jaws (see 1jaw 2b) of tongs or pincers

  1. :  to put part of a bridle in the mouth of (a horse) :  to put a bit (see 1bit 2a) in the mouth of (a horse)

    :  to control as if with a bit

    :  to form a bit (see 1bit 4) on (a key)

  1. :  a small quantity of food

    :  a small delicacy

    :  a small piece or quantity of some material thing

  1. :  a unit of computer information equivalent to the result of a choice between two alternatives (as yes or no, on or off)

    :  the physical representation of a bit by an electrical pulse, a magnetized spot, or a hole whose presence or absence indicates data

bobplay bobs
  1. :  to strike with a quick light blow :  rap

    :  to move up and down in a short quick movement

    :  to polish with a bob :  buff

  1. :  a short quick down-and-up motion

    :  any of several folk dances

    :  a blow or tap especially with the fist

  1. :  deceive, cheat

    :  to take by fraud :  filch

  1. :  bunch, cluster

    :  nosegay

    :  a knob, knot, twist, or curl especially of ribbons, yarn, or hair

  1. :  to cut shorter :  crop

    :  to cut (hair) in the style of a bob

  1. :  shilling

  1. :  bobsled


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