noun a small animal, person or thing, usually indicating endearment: Would ye no be better wi a bit pony tae pull that bit cart tae youse, instead of pushing that thing across the mountains and across footpaths? [Would you not be better with a small pony to pull that small cart for you, instead of pushing that thing across the mountains and across footpaths?] 18-.
adjective little: She did a bit dance when she got the good news. la15-. etymology: Scots ‘a bite, a morsel’; Romany also has a form biti with the same meaning; attested by DW also found in Shelta and collected by EMcC/PS