jot

noun
\ ˈjät How to pronounce jot (audio) \

Definition of jot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the least bit : iota

jot

verb
jotted; jotting

Definition of jot (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to write briefly or hurriedly : set down in the form of a note jot this down

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Synonyms for jot

Synonyms: Noun

beans, bubkes (also bupkes), continental, damn, darn (also durn), diddly [slang], diddly-squat [slang], doodley-squat (or doodly-squat), fig, ghost, hoot, iota, lick, modicum, rap, squat [slang], syllable, tittle, whit, whoop

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Examples of jot in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The strikes by the US and its allies will not change the military situation in Syria one jot. Tim Lister, CNN, "Syria strikes: The real impact is in Moscow," 14 Apr. 2018 The free kick came in controversial circumstances after a further two minutes of injury time were played at the end of the contest, but the hosts won't care one jot as they were spared the ignominy of losing on home soil. SI.com, "WATCH: Riyad Mahrez Scores Late Free-Kick Against Bournemouth," 3 Mar. 2018 Every scrap of wood, snip of fiber or jot of stone must be removed by hand. Matt Peckham, Time, "Stardew Valley for Switch Feels Like the Farming Game's Ideal Home," 6 Oct. 2017 But the loss of a single cell’s contribution matters not a jot. The Economist, "A cell among trillionsUnderstanding cancer’s unruly origins helps early diagnosis," 16 Sep. 2017 But Mayweather didn’t have a jot of trouble against southpaw Robert Guerrero in 2013. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor hype train rolls on with a left-handed concoction," 21 Aug. 2017 If Mike Pence replaced Donald Trump and implemented every jot and tittle of the conservative program, then won reelection, most Republicans would be enraged, not excited. Ben Shapiro, National Review, "More and More Trump Supporters Celebrate His Character Flaws," 19 July 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In an interactive showroom, up to 100 guests can play trivia games or jot down wine-tasting notes on screens at their tables while MCs host the action. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "The New Retail Tenant: A High-Tech Amusement Park," 22 Aug. 2018 The friendly clerk who helped me select beginner-friendly options took a moment to jot down a quick note that would help me get started: an index card with the URL of her favorite YouTube knitting videos. Alexandra Samuel, WSJ, "Learning a New Hobby Has Never Been Easier," 14 Dec. 2018 Before heading to the field during the middle of a warm afternoon, about 35 players had packed the classroom and jotted down diagrams of the plays in spiral notebooks. Charles Rich, latimes.com, "Hoover football puts on thinking caps for summer," 3 July 2018 For more than a decade, the driver kept detailed, handwritten notes of deliveries of bags of cash to the Kirchners, jotting down the dates, people and amounts of bribes, prosecutors say. Ryan Dube, WSJ, "Argentine Police Raid Homes of Ex-President Cristina Kirchner in Graft Probe," 23 Aug. 2018 Back in the cold room, Ms. Weinnig begins by jotting down the corals’ health scores (all healthy) and noting the normal pH and temperature of the water. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "This Coral Must Die," 25 June 2018 An observant employee at the Metro PCS next door saw something amiss at the bagel shop and jotted down the license plate for police, who later pulled over the car, a white Honda Accord, on I-95 North. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "He held up a bagel shop. But he left something important in the getaway car, cops say," 22 June 2018 Sarri smokes, wears retro spectacles, and hunches over to jot down notes on a small pad during matches. Steve Douglas, chicagotribune.com, "Chelsea replace Conte with former Napoli boss Sarri," 14 July 2018 The evidence for the feasibility of universal health care goes beyond theories jotted on the back of prescription pads. The Economist, "Universal health care, worldwide, is within reach," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of jot

Noun

1500, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jot

Noun

Latin iota, jota iota

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The first known use of jot was in 1500

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jot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal + somewhat old-fashioned : the smallest amount

jot

verb

English Language Learners Definition of jot (Entry 2 of 2)

: to write down (something) quickly

jot

noun
\ ˈjät How to pronounce jot (audio) \

Kids Definition of jot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

jot

verb
jotted; jotting

Kids Definition of jot (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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