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Definition of "bit" []

  • A small portion, degree, or amount: a bit of lint; a bit of luck. (noun)
  • A brief amount of time; a moment: Wait a bit. (noun)
  • A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance. (noun)
  • A bit part. (noun)
  • An entertainment routine given regularly by a performer; an act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bit" in a sentence
  • "Actually, during my meeting in the afternoon I felt a bit uncomfortable and it took me ages to work out why – my jeans, which were fine all morning, suddenly felt a bit… tight."
  • "Though it's a bit awkward talking about it in front of strangers; though you all look very nice people; but it is a _bit_ awkward --"
  • "Aren't you a bit ashamed to bit** about income taxes when CHILDREN"