bitty
I. adjective Date: 1892 chiefly British made up of or containing bits; especially not cohesive or flowing II. adjective Date: 1905 small, tiny <
a little bitty room
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  • bitty — ► ADJECTIVE (bittier, bittiest) informal 1) chiefly Brit. made up of small parts that seem unrelated. 2) N. Amer. (with another adjective) tiny: a little bitty girl. DERIVATIVES bittily adverb bittiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • bitty — [bit′ē] adj. bittier, bittiest [< BIT2 + Y ] ☆ 1. tiny: a playful term or child s term: cf. ITTY BITTY 2. Brit. made up of bits, or small pieces; without unity; disjointed …   English World dictionary

  • bitty — (adj.) 1892, made of little scraps, from BIT (Cf. bit) (n.1) + Y (Cf. y) (2). As a clipped variant of BITSY (Cf. bitsy), recorded from 1905, Amer.Eng …   Etymology dictionary

  • bitty — [[t]bɪ̱ti[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that something is bitty, you mean that it seems to be formed from a lot of different parts which you think do not fit together or go together well. [BRIT, INFORMAL] The programme was bitty and absolutely… …   English dictionary

  • bitty — UK [ˈbɪtɪ] / US adjective Word forms bitty : adjective bitty comparative bittier superlative bittiest British informal made up of many small parts that do not fit together well I found the novel too bitty. Derived word: bittiness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • bitty — bittiness, n. /bit ee/, adj., bittier, bittiest. 1. Informal. tiny; itty bitty: a little bitty town. 2. Chiefly Brit. containing or consisting of small bits or pieces; fragmentary. [1890 95; BIT + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bitty — bit|ty [ˈbıti] adj BrE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: itty bitty] having too many small parts that do not seem to be related or connected to each other ▪ I thought the film was rather bitty. >bittiness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bitty — bit|ty [ bıti ] adjective BRITISH INFORMAL made up of many small parts that do not fit together well: I found the novel too bitty. => LITTLE BITTY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bitty — /ˈbɪti/ (say bitee) adjective 1. scrappy; disjointed; not unified. 2. (of a liquid) containing bits of skin, sediment, etc.: bitty milk; bitty paint …   Australian English dictionary

  • bitty — adjective (bittier, bittiest) informal 1》 Brit. made up of small parts that seem unrelated. 2》 [in combination] N. Amer. tiny: a little bitty girl. Derivatives bittily adverb bittiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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