- 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.
Late 18th century: Anglo-Indian, from Hindi ciṭṭhī 'note, pass'.
Words that rhyme with chitacquit, admit, backlit, bedsit, befit, bit, Brit, Britt, commit, demit, dit, emit, fit, flit, frit, git, grit, hit, intermit, it, kit, knit, legit, lickety-split, lit, manumit, mishit, mitt, nit, omit, outsit, outwit, permit, pit, Pitt, pretermit, quit, remit, retrofit, sit, skit, slit, snit, spit, split, sprit, squit, submit, transmit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit
- 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.
Late Middle English (denoting a whelp, cub, or kitten): perhaps related to dialect chit 'sprout'.
verb (chits, chitting, chitted)[with object] British
- 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.
Early 17th century: from dialect chit 'a shoot, sprout'.
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