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Extremely small; tiny. Come on, Catherine, just try an itty bitty bite—if you don't like it, you don't have to eat the rest. You're scared of the neighbor's dog? But he's so itty bitty—he couldn't hurt you if you let him!
Very small or petite; tiny. May I have an itty-bitty bite of your salmon? I just want a taste of it. How can you be afraid of such an itty-bitty spider?
Extremely small; tiny. Come on, Catherine, just try a little bitty bite—if you don't like it, you don't have to eat the rest. Ah, don't mind the neighbor's little bitty dog. He likes to yap, but he's a total scaredy cat.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
very small. (Childish.) I remember when you was just an itty-bitty baby. Gramma sewed with itsy-bitsy stitches.
very little. Can I have just a little bitty piece of that lemon meringue pie?' He was just a little bitty boy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
itty-bittyand itsy-bitsy (ˈɪdiˈbɪdi and ˈɪtsiˈbɪtsi)
mod. tiny. Give me an itsy-bitsy piece. I’m on a diet.
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