- the act of a person who jots.
- a quickly written or brief note; memorandum.
Origin of jotting
- 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 jotting
Contemporary Examples of jotting
Beard obliged by tearing off a piece of his tattered shirtsleeve and jotting down the ingredients.My Dinners With James Beard
November 3, 2009
Historical Examples of jotting
He stopped by Jeff Arnold, who was jotting down figures from the chrono.We're Friends, Now
Of one of these characteristic tanks I have made a jotting in colour.
I made a jotting from recollection, so I will put it in here.
She had seated herself at the desk and was jotting down a note of her duties.The Green Rust
It is enough, mademoiselle, said Smithers, jotting down notes.The Rough Road
William John Locke
- something jotted down
- (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
Word Origin and History for jotting
"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.