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

Now, while her mom is caring for patients, Ruby goes room-to-room, jots down wishes and then sets out to grant those wishes. Steve Hartman, CBS News, "11-year-old expands her charity granting wishes to nursing home residents," 28 June 2019 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

One man approached, jotted down his name, and was handed a sandwich in a plastic bag. Erica Hellerstein, The Mercury News, "How an unassuming window in San Jose fills a crucial need for the homeless," 29 July 2019 Give those screens a rest and jot down the highlights of your trip the old-school way with one of these eight travel journals. Danielle Berman, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Travel Journals That'll Make You Put Down Your Smartphone," 9 July 2019 The woman and her father then drove away, and the worker jotted down their license plate number, which police used to identify the woman. Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com, "Dog bites 10-month-old boy in face: Berea Police Blotter," 3 July 2019 The kebab shop, by the way, is called Kabab King, but there’s no pressing need to jot that down. Seth Kugel, New York Times, "A Whirlwind, Round-the-World Food Tour of Queens," 1 July 2019 Historical records of legislation, military commanders, and feasts eaten by kings abound, but, depending on the period, descriptions of the lives of women and common people might be relegated to a single line jotted down by a passing monk. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "Spiff Up Your Real-World Skills With Old Timey YouTube," 25 June 2019 No one had jotted down her number, W50, at checkpoints during the event. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Rosie Ruiz, who ‘won’ Boston Marathon but skipped most of the race, dies at 66," 7 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, Ertegun was intently jotting in a notebook. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Swampers drum legend’s hot beats and cold winter," 7 Aug. 2019 Inside a meeting room at a hotel in Singapore, Laurel Whittington jotted down notes. Jon J. Kerr, chicagotribune.com, "Lake Forest Swim Club coach Laurel Whittington heads to world championships," 14 July 2019

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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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More Definitions for jot

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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