from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Tiny. Often used in combination: a little bitty baby.
  • adj. Chiefly British Composed of small segments lacking cohesion; fragmented: "The play finally jerks its disjointed and bitty way to an arbitrary conclusion” ( Martin Hoyle).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Containing bits; fragmented
  • adj. Very small

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Refuse left after the starch has been removed from such plants as arrowroot, cassava, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used informally) very small


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  • The trouble with all of the mud being hurled at her is that it's so 'bitty' - none of it amounts to a hill of beans.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • It has a laxative effect, however it does not make your stools runny or bitty, which is a big down side of laxatives.

    How to clean your ass before anal sex ?

  • There is a slightly 'bitty' start with the flashbacks to Cormac's childhood not providing a smooth introduction to the story, but once you leap over that hurdle the story progresses much more satisfyingly.

    The Shadow of the Scorpion by Neal Asher

  • To describe Polly Toynbee as a "raddled old bag" and Harriet as "bitty" for campaigning for womens rights to breastfeed in public - says more about the true views of the average Tory, than any cuddly stuff from Dave cameron!

    Harriet Harman: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

  • The use of the T-shirt here, with him looking down on it, I think captures the feel of the film terrifically, as I hear the film is a very "bitty" look at various episodes in the two's relationship.

    All About My Movies.

  • The evidence and theory behind the work was described in a great 2003 review article which notes that the importance lies not so much in the subject or action words, but in the 'bitty' parts of speech, such as the use of pronouns (I, you, we and so on).

    Mind Hacks

  • When I was that bitty little sprite's age, I was already this tall and swiftly approximating this shape.

    mrissa: They don't make things like they used to, Part 712.

  • The little bitty kids who were selling KoolAid were so excited that I was walking and willing to wave at them that they didn't seem the least bit disappointed that I didn't buy their KoolAid.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • My very first Brookie brook trout itty bitty brookie

    Field & Stream

  • I have found many shards of jacket material and little bitty pieces of lead in deer and elk with no exit holes.

    Bullet performance


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