- He said: ‘In theory all taxi travel was to be referred up to senior civil servants and had to be signed for on official chits.’
- They must provide chits to parliamentary officials - and receipts for journeys outside Edinburgh - but it would seem the checks are somewhat lenient.
- An occasional ‘Evenin’ all’ as you sign your Visa chit will help to convince doubtful cashiers of your authenticity.
Late 18th century: Anglo-Indian, from Hindi ciṭṭhī 'note, pass'.
Words that rhyme with chitacquit, admit, backlit, bedsit, befit, bit, Brit, Britt, commit, demit, dit, emit, fit, flit, frit, git, grit, hit, intermit, it, kit, knit, legit, lickety-split, lit, manumit, mishit, mitt, nit, omit, outsit, outwit, permit, pit, Pitt, pretermit, quit, remit, retrofit, sit, skit, slit, snit, spit, split, sprit, squit, submit, transmit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit
- And so we arrive at Exhibit A, this stunning takedown in which some ignorant young chit of a girl tries to take down Mother Teresa and wind up wrestling herself to the mat.
- Still, this little chit of a girl could cause trouble.
- You can fire the lot of us, but you'll find no one here who is the least bit sympathetic to that little chit.
Late Middle English (denoting a whelp, cub, or kitten): perhaps related to dialect chit 'sprout'.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb (chits, chitting, chitted)[with object] British
- I moved to Canada a few years ago and I was surprised when I mentioned chitting to people, they had never heard of the practice, even chitting potatoes.
- Seed potatoes can be ‘chitted ‘to hasten the development of the crop.’
- The tubers should be ‘chitted’ before planting them in 12 in pots (one tuber per pot) in late January or early February.
Early 17th century: from dialect chit 'a shoot, sprout'.
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