See also: a bit
- Misspelling of a bit.
The misspelling is found in informal writing, but seldom, if ever, in printed works.
- plural of
- third-person singular simple present indicative of
1387–1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales, [Westminster: William Caxton, published 1478], OCLC 230972125; republished as Charles Cowden Clarke, editor, The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer. To which are Added, an Essay on His Language and Versification, and an Introductory Discourse, together with Notes and a Glossary. By Thomas Tyrwhitt, F.R.S. With Memoir and Critical Dissertation, by the Rev. George Gilfillan. In Three Volumes, volume III, 2nd edition, Edinburgh: James Nichol; London: James Nisbet & Co.; Dublin: W. Robertson, 1860, OCLC 752865638, line 1175, page 163:
- He is so variaunt, he abit nowhere.
- French: habit