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dite

[dahyt]
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noun British Dialect.
  1. a bit (usually used in negative constructions): I don't care a dite.
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Origin of dite

1905–10; reflecting regional pronunciation of doit, in the sense “trifle”
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Historical Examples

  • I suppose I know my way about the house, if I be losin' my hearing just a dite.

    "Some Say"

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards

  • Gloaming had stolen into the valley when Dite Deuchars of Tilliedrum rose to his feet and deliberately spat upon the coffin.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • The leading poet in a club of poets was Dite Walls, who kept a school when there were scholars, and weaved when there were none.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • Gloaming had stolen into the valley when Dite Deuchars, of Tilliedrum, rose to his feet and deliberately spat upon the coffin.

    Auld Licht Idyls

    J. M. Barrie

  • The leading poet in a club of poets was Dite Walls, who kept a school when there were scholars and weaved when there were none.

    Auld Licht Idyls

    J. M. Barrie