[ hwit, wit ]
/ ʰwɪt, wɪt /
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 whitwhit , wit
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British Dictionary definitions for whit (1 of 2)
/ (wɪt) /
(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)
/ (wɪt) /
of or relating to Whitsuntide
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