Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small copper coin (the eighth part of a stiver) formerly current in the Netherlands and the Dutch colonies, and worth about a farthing.
- n. Any trifling coin or sum of money.
- n. Hence A trifle: as, I care not a doit.
- An obsolete (Scotch) variant of dote.
- n. historical A small Dutch coin, equivalent to one-eighth of a stiver.
- n. archaic A small amount; a bit, a jot.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small Dutch coin, worth about half a farthing; also, a similar small coin once used in Scotland; hence, any small piece of money.
- n. A thing of small value.
- v. have sexual intercourse with
- From Middle Low German doyt, cognate with Middle Dutch duit. (Wiktionary)
“A l'oral, le contexte de la phrase doit permettre de savoir de quel mot il s'agit.”
“Veuillez donc bien, Monsieur, vous prêter à cet arrangement, dont les personnes intéressées ne manqueront pas certainement de vous tenir compte, vos droits sur la fabrication n'étant, d'ailleurs, que retardés, puisque le coin doit être refait.”
“Jack, to his own shame, follows Willie into the muck by digging up "doit" (as they call it in Louisiana) on his own loving mentor, Judge Irwin (Philip Davidson), for political gain.”
“} Then just call doit () somewhere in the script to run it.”
“A kangaroo civilian trial in NYC would be an ideal vehicle for them to be able to do so, while claiming that “due process” made them doit.”
“Anonsters says: geokstr: A kangaroo civilian trial in NYC would be an ideal vehicle for them to be able to do so, while claiming that “due process” made them doit.”
“If there has not been any sort of process to determine that someone is an enemy, then calling them the enemy will not make it so, no matter how many times you doit.”
“However, there are strong reliance interests that counsel against immediate invalidation by courts, even if courts wanted to doit.”
“Steven Willis: I understand how a State might limit my claim to damages under State law; however, someone please explain how Congress can doit.”
““Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must doit.””
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