Itsy-bitsy comes from the word "ici-pici" itsy-pitsy
, which is originally a Hungarian common word for very tiny, small things. It was taken into the US (to Holywood) by a Hungarian film director in the early 20th century. Then he used it in everyday life and stuck to others. This is the one of the few Hungarian words that were adopted to English (besides 'coach' - kocsi cotshy
(when meaning charriot - this invention was spread to the west from medieval Hungary), and 'bacon' - Bakony bachon'
(mountainous region in Hungary, from where the finest pigs in medieval Europe were imported to Britain).
"Itsy Bitsy spider climbed up the water spout..."
"Ici-pici pok felmaszott az ereszen..."
Itsy-bitsy comes from the word "ici-pici", which is used in Hungary to tiny, small things. It was taken into the US (to Holywood) by a Hungarian film director in the early 20th century. Then he used it in everyday life and stuck to others. This is the one and only Hungarian word that was adopted to English.
In Hungary you can also say: "iciri-piciri" (this means smaller than "ici-pici").
"Volt egyszer egy iciri-piciri házacska..."
Means "There was an itsy-bitsy small house..." in a famous Hungarian tale.
Another term for for "tiny". i.e Itty Bitty, Teenie Weenie, Itsy Bitsy.
Her shoes were so itsy bitsy, they were the cutest little pair of the bunch.
A term that means something small, tiny. Possibly derived from the term ittle bitty
which in turn comes from a twist of the word "little bit".
Can be used together with the word teeny-weeny
(for example in the song "Itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka-dot bikini").
See also itty-bitty
, ittle bitty
, and teeny-weeny
He's such a mean cheapskate. Did you see that little itsy-bitsy fucking pizza slice he left for me?
Look at her. She has the sweetest itsy-bitsy butt I've ever seen.
Vagina. Also known as snatch, girl-parts, cooter, hoo-hah, fanny, cooch, etc.
"Is itsy bitsy up to it tonight?"