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Syllabification: jot
Pronunciation: /jät

Definition of jot in English:

verb (jots, jotting, jotted)

[with object]
Write (something) quickly: when you’ve found the answers, jot them down
More example sentences
  • 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.
write down, note down, make a note of, take down, put on paper;
scribble, scrawl


[usually with negative] Back to top  
A very small amount: you didn’t care a jot I have yet to see one jot of evidence
More 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.
iota, scrap, shred, whit, grain, crumb, ounce, (little) bit, jot or tittle, speck, atom, particle, scintilla, trace, hint
informal smidgen, tad


late 15th century (as a noun): via Latin from Greek iōta, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet (see iota).

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