doit

noun
\ ˈdȯit \
variants: or less commonly \ˈdȯit, ˈdīt \

Definition of doit 

1 : an old coin of the Netherlands and Dutch controlled territories equal to about ¹/₈ stiver

First Known Use of doit

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for doit

Dutch duit; akin to Old Norse thveiti small coin, thveita to hew

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about doit

Dictionary Entries near doit

doina

doing

Doisy

doit

doited

doitkin

doitrified

Statistics for doit

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for doit

The first known use of doit was in 1592

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on doit

See words that rhyme with doit

Comments on doit

What made you want to look up doit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an open space surrounded by woods

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!