chit

1
[ chit ]
/ tʃɪt /

noun

a signed note for money owed for food, drink, etc.
any receipt, voucher, or similar document, especially of an informal nature.
Chiefly British. a note; short memorandum.

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Origin of chit

1
1775–85; short for chitty < Hindi chiṭṭī

Definition for chit (2 of 4)

chit2
[ chit ]
/ tʃɪt /

noun

a child or young person, especially a pert girl.

Origin of chit

2
1350–1400; for sense of “the young of an animal”; 1615–25 for current sense; Middle English; perhaps akin to kitten or kid1

Definition for chit (3 of 4)

chit3
[ chit ]
/ tʃɪt /

noun Hinduism.

Definition for chit (4 of 4)

cit

or chit

[ chit ]
/ tʃɪt /

noun Hinduism.

pure consciousness.

Origin of cit

From Sanskrit
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British Dictionary definitions for chit (1 of 3)

chit1
/ (tʃɪt) /

noun

a voucher for a sum of money owed, esp for food or drink
Also called: chitty (ˈtʃɪtɪ) mainly British
  1. a note or memorandum
  2. a requisition or receipt

Word Origin for chit

C18: from earlier chitty, from Hindi cittha note, from Sanskrit citra brightly-coloured

British Dictionary definitions for chit (2 of 3)

chit2
/ (tʃɪt) /

noun

facetious, or derogatory a pert, impudent, or self-confident girl or childa young chit of a thing

Word Origin for chit

C14 (in the sense: young of an animal, kitten): of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for chit (3 of 3)

CIT

abbreviation for (in New Zealand)

Central Institute of Technology
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