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itty-bitty Syllabification: it·ty-bit·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌidēˈbidē/
(also itsy-bitsyˌitsē ˈbitsē)

Definition of itty-bitty in English:

adjective

informal
Very small; tiny.
Example sentences
  • There is one minor, tiny, itsy-bitsy little thing that I didn't like.
  • In my infinite naivety and itsy-bitsy experience, I like squirrels.
  • The woman with the itsy-bitsy tummy growing an itsy-bitsy little baby.

Origin

1930s: from a child's form of little + bitty.

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