whit

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noun \ˈhwit, ˈwit\

Definition of whit

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of whit

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


First Known Use: 15th century


WHIT Defined for English Language Learners

whit

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noun \ˈhwit, ˈwit\

Definition of whit for English Language Learners

  • : a very small amount


WHIT Defined for Kids

whit

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noun \ˈhwit, ˈwit\

Definition of whit for Students

  1. :  a very small amount That tree hadn't grown one whit in all that time. — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting



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