verb (jots, jotting, jotted)[with object]
- Write (something) quickly: when you’ve found the answers, jot them downMore example sentences
write down, note down, make a note of, take down, put on paper; scribble, scrawl
- I quickly jotted it down and handed it to him, and he quickly pocketed it.
- I quickly jotted several things down in my notebook and mentally cackled.
- She then thought of some ideas, jotted them down and started to write some sentences.
noun[usually with negative] Back to top
- A very small amount: you didn’t care a jot I have yet to see one jot of evidenceMore example sentences
- Even the scientists who advocate for that protocol recognise that it will not make one jot of difference, even if it is fully implemented.
- I have said that the circumstances do not deserve one jot of sympathy.
- We have not heard one jot of policy from the National Party today - not one jot.
late 15th century (as a noun): via Latin from Greek iōta, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet (see iota).