- 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.
Origin of chit1
- a child or young person, especially a pert girl.
Origin of chit2
- pure consciousness.
Origin of cit
Examples from the Web for chit
Contemporary Examples of chit
As for using Pollard as a chit, the question remains: for what?Just Wait Two Years To Free Pollard
April 12, 2013
As the New York primary drew closer, Mitt Romney had a chit in his pocket that he could cash in at the right moment.New York Congressman Peter King: Romney Never Acted on Endorsement Offer
April 25, 2012
And God help America when our high priestess of chit chat, Oprah, wraps her long-running weep-fest later this year.Good Politicians Are Bad TV
January 28, 2011
Historical Examples of chit
She liked big beds, the chit; she spread herself out and rolled about.L'Assommoir
It staggered you to see this reckless expenditure of material upon a chit of a girl.Falk
It would look at earth and mammon and that chit of a girl, Miss Popularity.The Chocolate Soldier
C. T. Studd
When I buy a cigar or drink I give a chit, and that's all there is to it.East of Suez
Frederic Courtland Penfield
Thirdly, he had a son whom it would be a pity to entrust to a chit of a girl.War and Peace
- a voucher for a sum of money owed, esp for food or drink
- Also called: chitty (ˈtʃɪtɪ) mainly British
- a note or memorandum
- a requisition or receipt
Word Origin for chit
- facetious, or derogatory a pert, impudent, or self-confident girl or childa young chit of a thing
Word Origin for chit
- Central Institute of Technology
Word Origin and History for chit
"note," 1776, short for chitty, from Mahrati (Hindi) chitthi "letter, note," from Sanskrit chitra-s "distinctively marked" (cf. cheetah).
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").