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jot

play
noun \ ˈjät \

Definition of jot

:the least bit :iota

Examples of jot in a Sentence

  1. it's obvious that he doesn't have a jot of interest in history

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Origin and Etymology of jot

Latin iota, jota iota


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jot

verb

Definition of jot

jotted; jotting
transitive verb
:to write briefly or hurriedly :set down in the form of a note
  • jot this down

Examples of jot in a Sentence

  1. He paused to jot a few notes on a slip of paper.

Recent Examples of jot from the Web

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First Known Use of jot

1721


JOT Defined for English Language Learners

jot

play
noun

Definition of jot for English Language Learners

  • : the smallest amount


jot

verb

Definition of jot for English Language Learners

  • : to write down (something) quickly


JOT Defined for Kids

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jot

play
noun \ ˈjät \

Definition of jot for Students

:the least bit
  • I don't care a jot.

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jot

verb

Definition of jot for Students

jotted; jotting
:to write briefly or in a hurry
  • I jot down their names and requests.
  • —Carolyn Keene, The Double Jinx Mystery


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