1. robbed, cheated, outwitted [bite v. (1)].
|Dict. Canting Crew.|
|Lives of Most Notorious Highway-men, etc. (1926) 202: Bit, robbed, cheated, or out-witted; Bit the Blow, that is accomplished the theft, or played the cheat. You have bit a great blow, that is, you have robbed somebody of a great deal, or to a considerable value.|
|Beggar’s Opera II iii: What a Fool is a fond Wench! Polly is most confoundedly bit. [Ibid.] II xiii: I’m bubbled [...] Bambouzled, and bit!|
|Discoveries (1774) 33: Then he knows he is bit, but not till he has dearly paid for it.|
|Dict. Eng. Lang. (1785).|
|Maid of Bath in Works (1799) II 228: I shall be most confoundedly bit.|
|Burlesque Homer (4th edn) II 65: These tits [...] / Jove purchas’d of a Yorkshire loon / [...] and yet / Got most abominably bit.|
|Sporting Mag. June XVI 148/2: And pleas’d his master was, tho’ he was bit.|
|Modern Flash Dict. 5: Bit – taken in, duped.|
|Clockmaker I 25: Bad luck to ’em, says Pat, if I warn’t properly bit.|
|Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open [as cit. 1835].|
|Dick Temple I 49: Bit, by the holy poker!|
2. (US Und.) arrested, convicted, sentenced.
3. (US black) fallen in love.
|Way Past Cool 275: Look like you been bit, my man. You two make a way cool couple.|