Definition of jot in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʒɒt

verb (jots, jotting, jotted)

[with object]
Write (something) quickly: when you’ve found the answers, jot them down
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  • 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.


[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
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  • 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, bit, tiniest bit, jot or tittle, fraction, speck, atom, particle, scintilla, trace, hint, mite;
rap, hoot, fig;
Irish stim;
informal smidgen, smidge, tad, damn, tinker's cuss, monkey's
Australian/New Zealand informal skerrick


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

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