Synonyms of bit in English:


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See UK English definition of bit

See Spanish definition of pedazo


1‘a bit of cake’

small portion, small piece, piece, portion, segment, section, part
chunk, lump, hunk, slice
fragment, scrap, shred, flake, chip, shaving, paring, crumb, grain, fleck, speck
spot, drop, pinch, dash, soupçon, modicum, dollop
morsel, mouthful, spoonful, bite, taste, sample
iota, jot, tittle, whit, atom, particle, scintilla, mote, trace, touch, suggestion, hint, tinge
shard, sliver
snippet, snatch, extract, excerpt
British gobbet
informal smidgen, smidge, tad
Australian, New Zealand informal skerrick
North American rare smitch

2‘wait a bit’

moment, minute, second, little while, short time
informal sec, jiffy, jiff
British informal mo, tick, two ticks


    a bit

    ‘he came back looking a bit annoyed’

    rather, a little, fairly, slightly, somewhat, relatively, quite, to some degree, to some extent, comparatively, moderately
    informal pretty, sort of, kind of, kinda, a tad, ish

    very, extremely

    in a bit

    ‘I'll see you in a bit’

    soon, in a while, in a little while, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, shortly, in a short time, in no time, in less than no time, in no time at all, before you know it, before long, directly
    North American momentarily
    informal in a jiffy, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail
    British informal in a tick, in two ticks, in a mo
    North American informal in a snap
    archaic, informal anon
    literary ere long
    do one's bit

    ‘I try to do my bit for the children’

    assist, help, lend a hand, be of service, give one's support, give one's backing, contribute, chip in, throw in one's lot
    participate, take part, join in, get involved
    informal pitch in, play ball, tag along, get in on the act
    British informal muck in, get stuck in
    bit by bit

    ‘bit by bit the truth started to emerge’

    gradually, little by little, in stages, step by step, slowly, one step at a time
    bits and pieces

    ‘he had all sorts of bits and pieces in his bag’

    odds and ends, oddments, stuff, paraphernalia, things, miscellanea, bric-a-brac, sundries, knick-knacks, souvenirs, keepsakes, mementoes, lumber, flotsam and jetsam
    informal junk
    British informal odds and sods, gubbins, clobber
    vulgar slang crap, shit
    archaic rummage, truck
    rare knick-knackery