noun \ˈhwit, ˈwit\

: a very small amount

Full Definition of WHIT

:  the smallest part or particle imaginable :  bit <what some people will do for a whit of publicity — Patrick Quinn>

Examples of WHIT

  1. <I care not a whit about what other people think.>

Origin of WHIT

Middle English, probably alteration of wiht, wight creature, thing — more at wight
First Known Use: 15th century
WHIT Defined for Kids


noun \ˈhwit, ˈwit\

Definition of WHIT for Kids

:  a very small amount <That tree hadn't grown one whit in all that time. — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting>


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