itty-bitty
or itsy-bitsy adjective Etymology: probably from baby talk for little bit Date: 1938 extremely small ; tiny

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • itty-bitty — [it′sē bit′sēit′ē bit′ē] adj. [baby talk alteration < little bit] Informal very small; tiny: a facetious imitation of child s talk: also itsy bitsy [it′sē bit′sē] …   English World dictionary

  • itty-bitty — itsy bitsy it sy bit sy, itty bitty it ty bit ty, a. very small; tiny. Syn: bitty, bittie, teensy, teentsy, teeny, wee, weeny, weensy, teensy weensy. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC] It was an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini that she wore for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • itty-bitty — itsy bitsy UK [ˌɪtsɪ ˈbɪtsɪ] / US [ˌɪtsɪˈbɪtsɪ] or itty bitty UK [ˌɪtɪ ˈbɪtɪ] / US adjective informal very small …   English dictionary

  • itty-bitty — AND itsy bitsy [“idi”bidi AND“itsi”bitsi] mod. tiny. □ What an itty bitty car! □ Give me an itsy bitsy piece. I’m on a diet …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • itty-bitty — adjective (used informally) very small a wee tot • Syn: ↑bitty, ↑bittie, ↑teensy, ↑teentsy, ↑teeny, ↑wee, ↑weeny, ↑weensy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • itty-bitty — /it ee bit ee/, adj. Informal. very small; tiny. Also, itsy bitsy /it see bit see/. [1890 95; rhyming compound based on little bit; cf. SY, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • itty-bitty — it|ty bit|ty [ ,ıti bıti ] or it|sy bit|sy [ ,ıtsi bıtsi ] adjective INFORMAL very small …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • itty-bitty — it·ty bit·ty …   English syllables

  • itty-bitty — it•ty bit•ty [[t]ˈɪt iˈbɪt i[/t]] also it•sy bit•sy [[t]ˈɪt siˈbɪt si[/t]] adj. Informal. inf very small; tiny • Etymology: 1890–95; rhyming compound based on little bit …   From formal English to slang

  • Itty Bitty Titty Committee — Solicita una imagen para este artículo. Título Itty Bitty Titty Committee Ficha técnica …   Wikipedia Español

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