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whit

[ hwit, wit ]
/ ʰwɪt, wɪt /
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noun

a particle; bit; jot (used especially in negative phrases): not a whit better.

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Origin of whit

1470–80; perhaps alteration of Middle English wihtwight1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH whit

whit , wit
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British Dictionary definitions for whit (1 of 2)

whit
/ (wɪt) /

noun

(usually used with a negative) the smallest particle; iota; jothe has changed not a whit

Word Origin for whit

C15: probably variant of wight 1

British Dictionary definitions for whit (2 of 2)

Whit
/ (wɪt) /

noun

adjective

of or relating to Whitsuntide
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