Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete spelling of pity.
  • n. pit bull terrier

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Something very mysterious went on up there that afternoon, for Franz was hammering, and Asia trotting up and down, and Aunt Jo flying around like a will-o'-the-wisp, with all sort of things under her apron, while little Ted, who was the only child admitted, because he couldn't talk plain, babbled and laughed, and tried to tell what the "sumpin pitty" was.

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys

  • Of these children it is said in the inscription that some "were called into Heaven and the others into several marriages of good quality"; while of Dorothy Shurley it is prettily recorded (this, as we have seen, being a district rich in exemplary wives) that she had "a merite beyond most of her time, ... her pitty was the clothing of the poore ... and all her minutes were but steppes to heaven."

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • He says 'pitty' for pretty, and "Peeooh" for Winnie the Pooh.

    Benji talks

  • Especially these days with our 'pitty' foriegn aid.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Snooky doodle said ... both cupcakes look nice but I prefer the coffee flavoured ones. pitty they weren t so great afterall

    Reviews: Dean Jacobs® Cupcake Mix & Red Velvet Cupcake Mix

  • You just can get over the fact it has been branded with the Honda logo and that's a pitty.

    Honda Fury factory chopper leaks ahead of official New York unveiling - Hell For Leather

  • It´s a pitty that the movie with the bravest poster of the year acording to IMPAWARDS, have this sad picture in the cover of the home video releases ... sad sad sad! blog comments powered by Disqus

    UP IN THE AIR DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art and Info – Collider.com

  • Add to this that Yesterday I woke with a head-ache and sickness that would have claim'd your pitty to a Curr of the most malignant cast.

    Letter 270

  • I have no pitty for the rich who are finally being forced to do their duty and pay back society from which they're making their millions!

    Pelosi: Health care surtax could be lowered, not eliminated

  • But didn't it take him 2 years to find a job??? they must of did it out of pitty

    Ex-AG Gonzales lands Texas Tech job

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  • Thank heaven nobody teaches their kids to speak English that badly anymore. *whew*

    (*Caution: Extreme Sarcasm Alert*)

    April 4, 2009

  • As in Pitti-Sing, one of the characters in Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado", Victorian nursery slang for "pretty thing".

    April 4, 2009

  • I expected this to mean something akin to pitted, but the O.E.D. says pretty, 'nursery and colloq.'

    April 4, 2009