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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. 2017.
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  • The cits were laughed at, and the courtiers poured out a torrent of abuse upon all those who lived in the east.

    The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley
  • Could they once get home on the Perthshire cits, he had little fear of the result.

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

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

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

    On Guard Upton Sinclair
  • These cits ouvrires form indeed a suburb in themselves, and a very pleasant suburb too.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Very much as Johannes had seen her did she appear now to the cits, as the cabriolet swung past them.

    A Christmas Garland Max Beerbohm
  • To people in business, cits, snobs, a wafer—but still a wafer—gently dipped in water.

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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