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jot

[jot] /dʒɒt/
verb (used with object), jotted, jotting.
1.
to write or mark down quickly or briefly (usually followed by down):
Jot down his license number.
noun
2.
the least part of something; a little bit:
I don't care a jot.
Idioms
3.
not a jot or tittle, not a bit; not at all:
The world situation matters not a jot or tittle to him.
Origin of jot
1520-1530
1520-30; earlier iot, iote < Latin iōta < Greek iôta iota
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  • He noted the direction of Andrew's eyes while he jotted down the items.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • He was consulting a small note-book, wherein he jotted down some figures.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • He now drew out his note-book and jotted down one or two memoranda.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • At the nearest one of these last was jotted down the words: "Umbrela Tree."

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • These he jotted down in his notebook, together with cross-sections of width.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • And he jotted down the name, I presume phonetically, in his note-book.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • It must be remembered that these notes are only jotted down as they have occurred to me.

British Dictionary definitions for jotted

jot

/dʒɒt/
verb jots, jotting, jotted
1.
(transitive) usually foll by down. to write a brief note of
noun
2.
(used with a negative) a little bit (in phrases such as not to care (or give) a jot)
Word Origin
C16: from Latin jota, from Greek iōta, of Semitic origin; see iota
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Word Origin and History for jotted

jot

v.

"to make a short note of," 1721, from jot (n.). Related: Jotted; jotting.

jot

n.

1520s, borrowing of Latin jota, variant spelling of Greek iota "the letter -i-," the smallest letter in the alphabet, hence the least part of anything.

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