- 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.
A woman jots a quick note.
Origin of jotClassical Latin iota ; from Classical Greek iōta, the letter i, the smallest letter (hence, very small thing): see iota
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).