Chit meaning

chĭt
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A child.
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A saucy girl or young woman.
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A statement of an amount owed for food and drink, especially one signed to indicate acceptance of the charge.
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A short letter; a note.
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A ticket or token, especially one redeemable for food or drink.
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A child.
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An immature or childish girl.
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A voucher of a small sum owed for drink, food, etc.
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(US, slang) A debt or favor owed in return for a prior loan or favor granted, especially a political favor.
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A Brownie point.

Earned vital chits with his party by making fundraising speeches.

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(chiefly brit.) A short note or letter; memorandum.
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A child or babe; a young, small, or insignificant person or animal.
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A pert young woman.
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A sassy (saucy) or forward young person.
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The embryonic growing bud of a plant; a shoot; a sprout; a seedling.

The chits of Indian corn or of potatoes.

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(intransitive, UK, dialect) To sprout; to shoot, as a seed or plant.
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(UK, dialect) To damage the outer layers of a seed such as Lupinus or Sophora to assist germination.
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(UK, dialect) To initiate sprouting of tubers, such as potatoes, by placing them in special environment, before planting into the soil.
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(US and UK dated) A small sheet or scrap of paper with a hand-written note as a reminder or personal message.
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(pharmacology) A small sheet of paper on which is written a prescription to be filled; a scrip.
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(India, China) A signed voucher or memorandum of a small debt, as for food and drinks at a club.
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A small tool used in cleaving laths. Compare: froe.

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(US, slang, euphemistic) Alternative to using the vulgarity, shit.
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(US, slang, euphemistic) Alternative to using the vulgarity, shit.
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Origin of chit

  • Obsolete chitty from Hindi ciṭṭhī note, letter probably from Sanskrit ciṭṭa- message akin to Avestan cīš- to assign, refer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English young animal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English chitte (“a young animal, cub, whelp”), from Old English *ċietten, from Proto-Germanic *kittīną (“young animal, fawn, kid”). Cognate with Scots chit (“chit”), Low German kitte (“young animal”), German Kitz (“fawn, kid”). See also kid.

    From Wiktionary

  • From chitty from Hindi चिट्ठी (ciṭṭhī, “letter, note”) or चिट्टी (ciṭṭī, “letter, chit, written message”), possibly from Sanskrit चित्ति (citti, “thoughts”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Euphemistic variation of shit

    From Wiktionary