Definition of whit
: the smallest part or particle imaginable : bit what some people will do for a whit of publicity — Patrick Quinn
Examples of whit in a Sentence
I care not a whit about what other people think.
Recent Examples of whit from the Web
Staying in would not benefit the global environment one whit, but instead, by impoverishing millions of people, would have exactly the opposite effect.
Most of these characters were set in stone four movies ago and haven’t evolved one whit.
Whit loves Japanese maples, and has planted more than 150 of these graceful beauties.
And the consensus among the political class is that nothing anyone says now matters a whit until after the midterms.
That ESPN’s Mel Kiper and CBS Sports’ Rob Rang handed the Falcons a B-minus for this draft bothers me not one whit.
This has not changed, a whit, since the talking heads here and there have lost their collective minds, worrying about an American strike on North Korea.
The Reagan and Obama teams were courteous and respectful, but in the initial period, the views of civil servants sometimes didn’t matter a whit.
Most Congressional hearings drone on endlessly, without a whit of action or insight.
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WHIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of whit for English Language Learners
: a very small amount
WHIT Defined for Kids
Definition of whit for Students
: a very small amount That tree hadn't grown one whit in all that time. — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
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