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.

Nearby words

  1. chishima,
  2. chisholm,
  3. chisholm trail,
  4. chishtiya,
  5. chisimaio,
  6. chita,
  7. chital,
  8. chitarrone,
  9. chitchat,
  10. chitin

Origin of chit

1
1775–85; short for chitty < Hindi chiṭṭī

chit

2
[ 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

chit

3
[ chit ]
/ tʃɪt /

noun Hinduism.

cit

or chit

[ chit ]
/ tʃɪt /

noun Hinduism.

pure consciousness.

Origin of cit

From Sanskrit

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British Dictionary definitions for chit

chit

1
/ (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

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

CIT

abbreviation for (in New Zealand)

Central Institute of Technology
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Word Origin and History for chit
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