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noun (1)

archaic : child
: a pert young woman


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noun (2)

: a short letter or note
especially : a signed voucher of a small debt (as for food)
: a small slip of paper with writing on it

Examples of chit in a Sentence

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Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English chitte kitten, cub

Noun (2)

Hindi ciṭṭhī & Urdu chitthī

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chit was in 1578

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“Chit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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