A woman jots a quick note.
- The definition of a jot is a tiny amount of something.
An example of a jot is a thin smear of jam on a piece of toast.
- Jot is defined as to write something quickly.
An example of jot is to take quick notes during a meeting at a job site.
Origin of jotClassical Latin iota from Classical Greek i?ta, the letter i, the smallest letter (hence, very small thing): see iota
transitive verbjot′ted, jot′ting
Origin of jotprob. < jotthe noun
transitive verbjot·ted, jot·ting, jots
Origin of jotMiddle English jote from Latin iōta iota from Greek iota ; see iota .
(third-person singular simple present jots, present participle jotting, simple past and past participle jotted)
From Latin iōta, from ἰῶτα (iōta).