whit

noun \ ˈhwit , ˈwit \

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

  1. I care not a whit about what other people think.

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Origin and Etymology of whit

Middle English, probably alteration of wiht, wight creature, thing — more at wight


WHIT Defined for English Language Learners

whit

noun

Definition of whit for English Language Learners

  • : a very small amount


WHIT Defined for Kids

whit

noun \ ˈhwit , ˈwit \

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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