- 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
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
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 and History for jotted
"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.