whit

noun
\ ˈ(h)wit How to pronounce whit (audio) \

Definition of whit

: the smallest part or particle imaginable : bit what some people will do for a whit of publicity— Patrick Quinn

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Examples of whit in a Sentence

I care not a whit about what other people think.
Recent Examples on the Web The three-star QB prospect had offers from Penn State, Purdue, Houston, and Oklahoma State but picked the green and whit. Detroit Free Press, 8 Feb. 2022 The fact that both substantively have major bipartisan accomplishments to their names matters not a whit. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 20 Sep. 2021 Finley’s toughness never materializes, nor does a whit of wit. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 13 May 2021 The shelter for homeless men with substance abuse issues shows its age, but that matters not a whit to the 60-odd men seated on a hodgepodge of chairs in the concrete building. Holly Haber, Dallas News, 29 June 2021 Finley’s toughness never materializes, nor does a whit of wit. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 13 May 2021 Finley’s toughness never materializes, nor does a whit of wit. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 13 May 2021 Finley’s toughness never materializes, nor does a whit of wit. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 13 May 2021 Finley’s toughness never materializes, nor does a whit of wit. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 13 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of whit

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whit

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

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“Whit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whit. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for whit

whit

noun
\ ˈhwit How to pronounce whit (audio) , ˈwit \

Kids Definition of whit

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

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