[it-ee-bit-ee] /ˈɪt iˈbɪt i/
very small; tiny.
(informal) very small; tiny
“charmingly small,” 1890, from itty and/or bitsy. Bitsy-itsy is recorded from 1875.
Tiny; esp, small and cute; little bitty, teensy-weensy: I can’t find even an ittybitty scrap of paper to show who these Wunderkinds are
[late 1930s+; fr baby talk]
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near; timely; or, with the Lord. (1.) A Benjamite, one of David’s thirty heroes (2 Sam. 23:29). (2.) A native of Gath, a Philistine, who had apparently the command of the six hundred heroes who formed David’s band during his wanderings (2 Sam. 15:19-22; comp. 1 Sam. 23:13; 27:2; 30:9, 10). He is afterwards with […]
- It takes all sorts
Many different kinds of people make up the world. For example, I would never go swimming in April, but it takes all sorts , or Gordon insists on wearing sunglasses indoors and out—I guess it takes all sorts . This expression, originating in the 1600s as It takes all sorts to make a world , […]
- It takes a thief to catch a thief
Only a thief knows how a thief thinks and acts.