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[chit] /tʃɪt/
noun, Hinduism.
pure consciousness.
Compare Sat-cit-ananda.
Origin of cit
From Sanskrit Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for cits
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  • That dog knew as much as some cits and he acted just like them about the glorious day.

    Plunkitt of Tammany Hall George Washington Plunkitt
  • Could they once get home on the Perthshire cits, he had little fear of the result.

    Montrose Mowbray Morris
  • But they were mistaken in their politics, for the cits soon got them.

  • "I reckon it'll be all right," he chuckled, as he began to shed his "cits" clothing.

    On Guard

    Upton Sinclair
  • The Democratic convention will be held just before the 'cits' hold theirs.

    The Lash Olin L. Lyman
  • These cits ouvrires form indeed a suburb in themselves, and a very pleasant suburb too.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • He had to strike a light; he struck several matches; found the clothes, slipped out of the "cits" and into his own.

    Lanier of the Cavalry

    Charles King
  • To people in business, cits, snobs, a wafer—but still a wafer—gently dipped in water.

  • The 'cits' are inconveniently in earnest this year and they're talking of putting up a man who'll cause us trouble.

    The Lash Olin L. Lyman
  • Will none of their "governors" tell our cits the sopian fable of the donkey that tried to imitate the gambols of the little dog?

British Dictionary definitions for cits


abbreviation (in New Zealand)
Central Institute of Technology
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cits



colloquial shortening of citizen, 1640s; contrasted to a countryman or a gentleman, usually with some measure of opprobrium (Johnson defines it as "A pert low townsman; a pragmatical trader").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for cits



civvies (1829+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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