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[vit for 1; wit for 2]
  1. Ka·ta·ri·na [kat-uh-ree-nuh] /ˌkæt əˈri nə/, born 1965, German figure skater.
  2. a male given name.
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De Witt

[duh wit]
  1. Jan [yahn] /yɑn/, 1625–72, Dutch statesman.
  2. a male given name: from the Flemish family name meaning “white.”
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Examples from the Web for witt

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, January 4th, 1808.

    Cleveland Past and Present

    Maurice Joblin

  • His witt lively and sparkeling, and his humour pleasant and facetious.

  • Why did the Dutch in De Witt's time have admirals of their whaling fleets?

  • And the bases are equall, to witt one and the same; Therefore aoi.

  • Bott men did so steall away, that the witt of man could not stay thame.

British Dictionary definitions for witt


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de Witt

  1. Johan. 1625–72, Dutch statesman; chief minister of the United Provinces of the Netherlands (1653–72)
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