Global site search chops off widget text

Let's say that I navigate to a page called mydomain.com/subsite, when I reach the page, the global site search widget that sits in my gridmarket sidebar populates with the first letter of subsite truncated. In this instance it will show
ubsite.

this happens no matter if I enter
shoes "hoes"
books "ooks"
sunnyday "unnyday"

and even if I never put the text in the widget in the first place but just navigated towards a page. I figure the search bar is too small?

How do I fix?