- to write or mark down quickly or briefly (usually followed by down): Jot down his license number.
- the least part of something; a little bit: I don't care a jot.
- 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
Examples from the Web for jotted
Contemporary Examples of jotted
Roughly a century after he jotted down his scandal-soaked observations, his notes were finally made public.Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life
November 26, 2014
A cousin took me to the National Frontier Trail Museum, where I jotted down dutiful notes.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
Where they jotted down notes and clipped readings, we tweet short blurbs and recommended links.Social Media: Nothing New? Commonplace Books As Predecessor to Pinterest
August 16, 2012
Historical Examples of jotted
He noted the direction of Andrew's eyes while he jotted down the items.Way of the Lawless
He was consulting a small note-book, wherein he jotted down some figures.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
He now drew out his note-book and jotted down one or two memoranda.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
At the nearest one of these last was jotted down the words: "Umbrela Tree."The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
These he jotted down in his notebook, together with cross-sections of width.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
- (tr usually foll by down) to write a brief note of
- (used with a negative) a little bit (in phrases such as not to care (or give) a jot)
Word Origin for jot
"to make a short note of," 1721, from jot (n.). Related: Jotted; jotting.
1520s, borrowing of Latin jota, variant spelling of Greek iota "the letter -i-," the smallest letter in the alphabet, hence the least part of anything.