There are 3 definitions of chit in English:

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noun

  • A short official note, typically recording a sum owed: write out a chit for whatever you take from the drinks cupboard
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    • 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.

Origin

late 18th century: Anglo-Indian, from Hindi ciṭṭhī 'note, pass'.

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Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw

There are 3 definitions of chit in English:

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noun

British derogatory
  • An impudent or arrogant young woman: she is a mere chit of a girl
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    • A mere chit of a girl, the daughter of her maid servant, who was wearing her daughters’ hand me downs had the audacity to talk back?
    • His only family is an unmarried chit of a girl who is blessed with not much more than an acid tongue and a pretty face…
    • If a chit of a girl can do it, 16 fully grown men should at least try.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a whelp, cub, or kitten): perhaps related to dialect chit 'sprout'.

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verb (chits, chitting, chitted)

[with object] British
  • Cause (a potato) to sprout by placing it in a cool light place.
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    • 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.

Origin

early 17th century: from dialect chit 'a shoot, sprout'.

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