jot

[jot]

verb (used with object), jot·ted, jot·ting.

to write or mark down quickly or briefly (usually followed by down): Jot down his license number.

noun

the least part of something; a little bit: I don't care a jot.

Nearby words

  1. joss house,
  2. joss stick,
  3. josser,
  4. jostle,
  5. josue,
  6. jota,
  7. jotter,
  8. jotting,
  9. jotun,
  10. jotunheim

Idioms

    not a jot or tittle, not a bit; not at all: The world situation matters not a jot or tittle to him.

Origin of jot

1520–30; earlier iot, iote < Latin iōta < Greek iôta iota

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British Dictionary definitions for jot

jot

verb jots, jotting or jotted

(tr usually foll by down) to write a brief note of

noun

(used with a negative) a little bit (in phrases such as not to care (or give) a jot)

Word Origin for jot

C16: from Latin jota, from Greek iōta, of Semitic origin; see iota

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