"bit" Definition

  1. fourpence; in America a 12-1/2 cent piece is called a BIT, and a defaced 20 cent piece is termed a LONG BIT. A BIT is the smallest coin in Jamaica, equal to 6d. BIT usually means the smallest silver coin in circulation; also a piece of money of any kind. Charles Bannister, the witty singer and actor, one day meeting a Bow Street runner with a man in custody, asked what the prisoner had done; and being told that he had stolen a bridle, and had been detected in the act of selling it, said, “Ah, then, he wanted to touch the BIT.”

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Position in the dictionary: 187 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: bit-faker, bit-of-stuff, bitch, bite, bitter, bittock, bivvy, biz, black and white, black diamonds
Previous words in the dictionary: bishop, birthday suit, bird-cage, bingy, bingo, billy-cock, billy-barlow, billy, billingsgate pheasant, billingsgate

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