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adjective (1)

bit·​ty ˈbi-tē How to pronounce bitty (audio)
chiefly British
: made up of or containing bits
especially : not cohesive or flowing


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adjective (2)

: small, tiny
a little bitty room

Examples of bitty in a Sentence

Adjective (2) a little bitty kitten that I could hold in my hand
Recent Examples on the Web
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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1892, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bitty was in 1892

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Cite this Entry

“Bitty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: very small : tiny
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