[ jot-ing ]
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  1. the act of a person who jots.

  2. a quickly written or brief note; memorandum.

Origin of jotting

First recorded in 1800–10; jot + -ing1

Other words from jotting

  • jotty, adjective

Words Nearby jotting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use jotting in a sentence

  • On the small platform two journalists in dress-coats and soft hats were jotting down the names of the notabilities who passed by.

    The conquest of Rome | Matilde Serao
  • Horbury made a hearty breakfast, opening letters, jotting down notes, talking of his plans as the meal proceeded.

    The Secret Glory | Arthur Machen
  • Peter Snipe, the novelist, got out a pad of paper and began jotting down impressions.

    West Wind Drift | George Barr McCutcheon
  • He drew out a note-book and began jotting down some ideas about the disposition of the five acres surrounding the house.

    The Squirrel-Cage | Dorothy Canfield

British Dictionary definitions for jotting


/ (ˈdʒɒtɪŋ) /

  1. something jotted down

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