jotting

[jot-ing]

noun

the act of a person who jots.
a quickly written or brief note; memorandum.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. jostle,
  2. josue,
  3. jot,
  4. jota,
  5. jotter,
  6. jotun,
  7. jotunheim,
  8. joual,
  9. joubert,
  10. joubert's syndrome

Origin of jotting

First recorded in 1800–10; jot + -ing1

Related formsjot·ty, adjective

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.

Origin of jot

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

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British Dictionary definitions for jotting

jotting

noun

something jotted down

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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