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



    BrE BrE//tʃɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃɪt//
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  1. 1a short written note, signed by somebody, showing an amount of money that is owed, or giving somebody permission to do something Do I need to sign a chit for these drinks?
  2. 2(old-fashioned, disapproving) a young woman or girl, especially one who is thought to have no respect for older people a mere chit of a girl
  3. Word Originsense 2 late Middle English (denoting a whelp, cub, or kitten): perhaps related to dialect chit ‘sprout’. sense 1 late 18th cent.: Anglo-Indian, from Hindi ciṭṭhī ‘note, pass’.
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