plural mots ˈmō(z) How to pronounce mot (audio)
: a pithy or witty saying

Word History


French, word, saying, from Old French, from Late Latin muttum grunt — more at motto

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mot was in 1813

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“Mot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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