American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Refuse left after the starch has been removed from such plants as arrowroot, cassava, etc.
- adj. (used informally) very small
“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.”
“It has a laxative effect, however it does not make your stools runny or bitty, which is a big down side of laxatives.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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).”
“When I was that bitty little sprite's age, I was already this tall and swiftly approximating this shape.”
“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.”
“My very first Brookie brook trout itty bitty brookie”
“I have found many shards of jacket material and little bitty pieces of lead in deer and elk with no exit holes.”
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