American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A statement of an amount owed for food and drink; a check.
- n. A short letter; a note.
- n. A Brownie point: earned vital chits with his party by making fundraising speeches.
- n. A child.
- n. A saucy girl or young woman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The germ or embryo of a seed. See cut under wheat.
- n. A pimple; a wart.
- To sprout; shoot, as a seed or plant.
- n. 1. A young animal; a whelp.
- n. Specifically— A young cat; a kitten.
- n. A child or babe; a pert young person, especially a girl.
- n. A kind of bird.
- n. An instrument for cleaving laths.
- A Middle English contraction of chideth Chaucer.
- n. In the East Indies, China, Japan, etc., a note or letter; a short writing of any kind, as a letter of recommendation, a note of indebtedness, an order, a pass, etc. The form chitty is not in use in China and Japan.
- n. plural Small rice.
- n. Also used attributively. See chitty-faced.
- n. A child or babe; a young, small, or insignificant person or animal.
- n. A pert young woman.
- n. A sassy (saucy) or forward young person.
- n. The embryonic growing bud of a plant; a shoot; a sprout; a seedling.
- n. obsolete An excrescence on the body, as a wart.
- v. intransitive To sprout; to shoot, as a seed or plant.
- v. transitive To damage the outer layers of a seed such as Lupinus or Sophora to assist germination.
- v. transitive To initiate sprouting of tubers, such as potatoes, by placing them in special environment, before planting into the soil.
- n. A small sheet or scrap of paper with a hand-written note as a reminder or personal message.
- n. pharmacology A small sheet of paper on which is written a prescription to be filled; a scrip.
- n. India, China A signed voucher or memorandum of a small debt, as for food and drinks at a club.
- n. US, slang A debt or favor owed in return for a prior loan or favor granted, especially a political favor.
- n. A small tool used in cleaving laths. Compare: froe.
- n. US, slang, euphemistic Alternative to using the vulgarity, shit.
- interj. US, slang, euphemistic Alternative to using the vulgarity, shit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The embryo or the growing bud of a plant; a shoot; a sprout.
- n. A child or babe; ; also, a young, small, or insignificant person or animal.
- n. obsolete An excrescence on the body, as a wart.
- n. A small tool used in cleaving laths.
- n. A short letter or note; a written message or memorandum; a certificate given to a servant; a pass, or the like.
- n. India, China, etc. A signed voucher or memorandum of a small debt, as for food and drinks at a club.
- v. To shoot out; to sprout.
- obsolete Chideth.
- n. a dismissive term for a girl who is immature or who lacks respect
- n. the bill in a restaurant
- Euphemistic variation of shit (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete chitty, from Hindi ciṭṭhī, note, letter, from Sanskrit *citrikā, *citritā, note.Middle English, young animal. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It would be nice if there was some way to get a "validation" or "partial validation" chit from a merchant if you spent money downtown.”
“I'D like a room," I said, presenting my chit from the station manager.”
“A blood chit is a document often carried by aircrew members to aid in their escape or evasion if they crash behind enemy lines.”
“But then, I can see very plainly that the little chit is in danger on all sides of becoming trivial and superficial, – of mistaking wit for wisdom, and thinking she has answered an argument when she has said a smart thing and raised a laugh.”
“The DEmmies ain’t doin chit either …. they collectin side money goin thru the motions. .hopin … they get their chance at the lessons learned here ….”
“A chit is a small document or note; a bill, or any small slip of paper with writing on it, or the outer fringes of a piece of paper.”
“A chit is a small document or note; a bill, or any small slip of paper with writing on it, or the outer fringes of a piece of paper”
“I want some one who my mother will indignantly call a chit of a child "-- he gave rather a broken little laugh --" can't I hear her saying it!”
“The obnoxious papers were swept out of sight -- Miss Stuart made desperate efforts at ease of manner, and morning call chit-chat, but every effort fell flat.”
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