doit

noun
\ ˈdȯit How to pronounce doit (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈdȯit How to pronounce doit (audio) , 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

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“Doit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doit. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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