Define Bit Meaning

A routine or section of a routine during a stand-up comedy show of approximately 1-4 jokes in length.

I totally murdered the audience at the Hilarity House last night with my bits about how girls hate it when guys leave the toilet-seat up!
By Piper
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 Jacenta
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 Zoe
Prison lingo for a usually short prison sentence.

I got a three year bit for robbery.
By Amelita
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 Karlen
In the Western States after the War with Mexico U.S. coins were not commonly circulated; however the peso ( Mexican, Spanish) was common. The exchange rate (circa 1849) was one peso to one dollar. To convert small change the peso was cut in eighths. One eighth was one bit of a peso, or 12 and one half cents. Two bits was 25 cents and so on. The expression two bits or four bits or six bits is still used in this manner in the Far West, especially in Northern California.

"How much is a black coffee"? "Six bits". "Why are you using that crappy two bit pen"?
By Phylys
BInary digiT. The smallest unit of information on a computer/machine. A single bit can only hold one of 2 values, either 0 or 1.

Graphics are often described by the number of bits used to represent each dot in an array.
By Josephine
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 Revkah
bit- slang from LA meaning to steal, take, or copy.

jade: that's a really cool tattoo.
logan: thanks, i bit the idea off this kid i saw at a show.
By Corliss

tu as une petite bit!
By Eunice