bit
An unspecified short amount of time (usually less than an hour).

Can be used to indicate that events will follow a normal timescale, or otherwise be used to postpone an event for a time.

A 'bit' usually refers to the expected or average amount of time that should be taken to complete the task in question.
When postponing an event, however, a 'bit' can be considerably longer.

Eg, If you are due to visit a friend who lives a 15 minute drive away, to be round 'in a bit' could indicate that you will be there in about 1/2 hour, 15 minutes preparation to leave and 15 minutes driving.

The expression 'in a bit' is often used in Midland dialect as a farewell, similar to laters.

'A bit' should not however be confused with 'Quite a bit', which always indicates an unusually large amount of time (or something else), and is analogous to a 'while'.
"I'll be round yours in a bit"
by oracle October 27, 2006
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baby tits
Mmm mmm that baby got some bits yo!
by linkapoo May 28, 2010
bit
simple insult that pertains to any person/persons recognized as an asshole, bitch, faggot, douchebag, etc.
That little fuckin bit stole my steely and drank it while i was bangin that hottie.
by Jizzim Rollins November 24, 2003
bit
Binary digIT - the least amount of information there is, i.e. yes or no, true or false, on or off. Eight bits make a byte
What is the bit-rate of that modem? How many bits per second does it handle?
by mistweb October 13, 2003
Bit
used to describe someone as a bitch, to shorten the leangth of the word bitch.

first used when speaking "short languge", shortening words by excluding the middle or last syllable, still leaving the word understandable by others hearing you say it.
usually used to call someone a bit, when they dont even deserve the full word. "quit being a little bit", "go home bit", "fuck you, bit."

ex: "Ben Stanley is the original, all time bit."
by Alex Cherney. June 18, 2006
bit
Prison lingo for a usually short prison sentence.
I got a three year bit for robbery.
by DirkD January 26, 2007
bit
a word that is short for the term "bittie"
matt: are you chillin with your bit today?
sean: nah yo she is being beat
by matt gantress March 27, 2008

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