or chit


noun Hinduism.

pure consciousness.

Origin of cit

From Sanskrit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cits

Historical Examples of cits

  • That dog knew as much as some Cits and he acted just like them about the glorious day.

    Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

    George Washington Plunkitt

  • Could they once get home on the Perthshire cits, he had little fear of the result.


    Mowbray Morris

  • But they were mistaken in their politics, for the cits soon got them.

  • "I reckon it'll be all right," he chuckled, as he began to shed his "cits" clothing.

    On Guard

    Upton Sinclair

  • The Democratic convention will be held just before the 'Cits' hold theirs.

    The Lash

    Olin L. Lyman

British Dictionary definitions for cits


abbreviation for (in New Zealand)

Central Institute of Technology
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Word Origin and History for cits



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").

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