Definitions

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  • noun Obsolete spelling of pity.
  • noun slang 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

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

    Archive 2008-12-01

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

    Army Rumour Service

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

    Army Rumour Service

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

    Army Rumour Service

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

    Army Rumour Service

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

    Army Rumour Service

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

    Army Rumour Service

Comments

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

    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

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

    (*Caution: Extreme Sarcasm Alert*)

    April 4, 2009