\ ˈchit How to pronounce chit (audio) \

Definition of chit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : child
2 : a pert young woman

Definition of chit (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a short letter or note especially : a signed voucher of a small debt (as for food)
2 : a small slip of paper with writing on it

First Known Use of chit

Noun (1)

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chit

Noun (1)

Middle English chitte kitten, cub

Noun (2)

Hindi ciṭṭhī & Urdu chitthī

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“Chit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chit. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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