Definition of bitty in English:

bitty

adjective

informal
  • 1British Made up of small parts that seem unrelated:

    ‘the text is rather bitty’
    • ‘I have been worried that my entries here have become bitty.’
    • ‘It's possible something has been lost in the translation; the story feels bitty and cluttered by digressions, while the whimsical air is irritating rather than amusing.’
    • ‘It's so bitty, and it doesn't actually address the root cause (whatever that may be).’
    • ‘You can use a mixture of different finishes to distinguish the parking area from the pathway to the front door, but don't use more than three different surfaces or it will start to look bitty and disjointed.’
    • ‘With far less immediate commercial potential than Brassed Off or Herman's last picture Little Voice, Purely Belter feels thrown together and bitty.’
    • ‘It's been a bitty week running wise, one 14 miler and two 5 milers isn't ideal.’
    • ‘All in all, the site is quick to load, but much too bitty and busy.’
    • ‘It is so often the case that choral concerts tend to be rather bitty, a less than carefully thought out selection of items from a choral society's current repertoire.’
    • ‘It gives the collection a bitty, inconclusive air.’
    • ‘The new book is less successful; it's bitty and incomplete, suggesting that even the visual form needs time and distance from its subject before it can hope to get to grips with it.’
    • ‘They are funny, but feel like separate films and don't connect with the rest of the characters, which merely adds to the film's random, bitty feel.’
    • ‘Through a series of bitty stories, we meet her family.’
    • ‘Many of the issues the protesters raise - the environment, endemic poverty, redistribution from rich to poor - cannot be tackled at the level of bitty, fragmented states, no matter how well-meaning their governments.’
    • ‘86 mins: Despite the chances and the goal in this second half, it's been very patchy, bitty, stop-start and dreary.’
    • ‘It has a bitty and disjointed feel at times, which is inevitable given its many-authored composition.’
    • ‘Secondly, McGreevy's compositions, although littered with a hodgepodge of essentially bitty elements, are cohesive.’
    • ‘Reeking of cash-in, this bitty, piecemeal approach only served to fill in details of Croft's relationships with other characters, and was nothing more than a snack for fans of the series.’
    • ‘They have annoying bitty schedules that demand endless driving, busing or pushing prams, leaving very little time to do anything of substance in between.’
    • ‘By the time it has wandered into its final room, this bitty exhibition has proved that Degas was a genius, British painters were absurdly doomy, Toulouse - Lautrec was a difficult talent to trap and Sickert had concrete wrists.’
    • ‘The two of them exist on bitty meals, isolation and grief.’
    disjointed, incoherent, fragmented, fragmentary, scrappy, piecemeal
    inconsistent, unsystematic, jumbled
    variable, varying, irregular, uneven, erratic, fitful, patchy
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  • 2North American [usually in combination] Tiny:

    ‘a little-bitty girl’
    • ‘Yes, when we moved out from New York I was a little bitty girl and the first people to welcome us to the neighborhood were the Hopes.’
    • ‘The camera is, in fact, tracking them, but they are moving so slowly, in such little bitty steps, and the distance between them remains so steady, that they look as if they're not moving at all.’
    • ‘I think the adversarial part of it comes from the fact that the technicians from the testing lab are beat up and worn out, and they're driving a little bitty pickup truck with 50 cylinders in the back.’
    • ‘It totally would fit in my little bitty purse and still give me room for my phone, wallet, and other stuff.’
    • ‘I've only seen the bitty roaches out here in Brooklyn.’
    • ‘But Kansas City brings it all together with more than 90 barbecue joints - from little bitty eateries to full-blown, nothing-but-barbecue restaurants.’
    • ‘I heard on the Discovery Channel that they have little bitty legs, like nubs.’
    • ‘Look at this little bitty mammal, barely bigger than a paper clip.’
    • ‘I know there's stuff for little bitty kids, but I don't know the publisher.’
    • ‘And this explained why his book had seemed so huge: it was huge in proportion to his little bitty hands.’
    • ‘How such a bitty thing could be so heavy I had no clue.’
    • ‘Ali, who was two at the time, loved the story about the little girl who lived in a teeny, weeny house and played with itty, bitty toys.’
    • ‘He wanted to be a marine since he was a little bitty guy.’
    • ‘They make little bitty cubicles and stuff people in them.’
    • ‘My great-great uncle's funeral was held in Winchester, this little bitty town outside of Giddings which is on the way to Austin.’
    • ‘I watch these young'uns up on this mountain walking past on their way to the school bus, just little bitty things.’
    • ‘Even with that little bitty voice she had, she could sort of scare you a little bit.’
    • ‘Why doesn't the guy behave like a 45-year-old man instead of a little bitty boy?’
    • ‘It's an amazing sight to see: Little bitty ducklings hunting bugs like cats after mice.’
    • ‘I'm just a pebble in the stream, a little bitty shareholder.’

Pronunciation

bitty

/ˈbɪti/