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- adj. Tiny, very small.
Infinity is just so big that by comparison, bigness itself looks really titchy.
I've known the word titchy since early childhood but had never thought about its origin until, on a recent trip to the Basque country, I became aware that there is a Basque word titxia pronounced "titchia", meaning small.
The keyboard has been described as slightly cramped and the trackpad "titchy," so this maybe more suited to those with smaller hands.
Alex at Shedworking calls it "the titchiest public library in the UK"; I had to look that up, and found that "titchy" is a British colloquialism for "very small."
I have just learned that titch or tich is a UK colloquialism meaning 'a very small person or amount,' with an associated adjective titchy.
The word 'titchy' comes from 'Little Tich', the stage name of Harry Relph (1867-1928), a music hall comedian who was 4 feet 6 inches tall. He took the name from 'Tichborne' a famous missing-heir fraud case of the time.