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chit

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[ chit ]
/ tʃɪt /
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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

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1775–85; short for chitty<Hindi chiṭṭī

Other definitions for chit (2 of 2)

chit2
[ chit ]
/ tʃɪt /

noun
a child or young person, especially a pert girl.

Origin of chit

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1350–1400; for sense of “the young of an animal”; 1615–25 for current sense; Middle English; perhaps akin to kitten or kid1
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British Dictionary definitions for chit (1 of 2)

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 2)

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
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