[ jot-ing ]
/ ˈdʒɒt ɪŋ /


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

Origin of jotting

First recorded in 1800–10; jot + -ing1

Related forms

jot·ty, adjective

Definition for jotting (2 of 2)


[ jot ]
/ dʒɒt /

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.


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for jotting (1 of 2)


/ (ˈdʒɒtɪŋ) /


something jotted down

British Dictionary definitions for jotting (2 of 2)


/ (dʒɒt) /

verb jots, jotting or jotted

(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

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