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noun bit pronunciation in British English /bɪt/
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  1. 1
    a piece or part of something
    1. a.
      [countable] a small piece of something
      I’m having some cake. Do you want a bit?
      bit of: He had bits of food stuck in between his teeth.
      bits and pieces: The wreckage was spread over a wide area in tiny bits and pieces.
    2. b.
      British informal a part of something
      The best bit in the film is the scene in the restaurant.
      bit of: Some bits of the jigsaw are missing.
    3. c.
      a particular aspect of something
      In general, I like my job, but I don’t enjoy the management bit.
  2. 5


    [plural] British humorous a mans sex organs
  3. 6
    [countable] [usually plural] American old-fashioned an amount of money worth 12½ cents
    two bits
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