- Also duit. an old small copper coin of the Netherlands and Dutch colonies, first issued in the 17th century.
- a bit or trifle.
Origin of doit
First recorded in 1585–95, doit is from the Dutch word duit
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Examples from the Web for doit
"I have no intention of leaving a doit to any hospital in the world," said Mr. Grey.Margaret Capel, v. 1 of 3
But of money to help us into this fenced-in Lapland we could not get one doit.Through Arctic Lapland
By selling so and so many for a doit, the profit would be enormous.Walter Pieterse
Even a large proportion of the adults will not doit must be all.New Worlds For Old
Herbert George Wells
The Pope, to whom he had lent great sums of money, refused to repay a doit.The Well of Saint Clare
- a former small copper coin of the Netherlands
- a trifle
C16: from Middle Dutch duit
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