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Definition of nit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    nit

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//nɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɪt//
     
    Invertebrates
     
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  1. 1the egg or young form of a louse (= a small insect that lives in human hair) See related entries: Invertebrates
  2. 2(British English, informal) a stupid person
  3. Word Origin Old English hnitu, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch neet and German Nisse.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nit