Definition of jot in English:


Syllabification: jot
Pronunciation: /jät

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


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

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