Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete (Scotch) variant of dote.
  • noun A small copper coin (the eighth part of a stiver) formerly current in the Netherlands and the Dutch colonies, and worth about a farthing.
  • noun Any trifling coin or sum of money.
  • noun Hence A trifle: as, I care not a doit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small Dutch coin, worth about half a farthing; also, a similar small coin once used in Scotland; hence, any small piece of money.
  • noun A thing of small value.

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  • noun historical A small Dutch coin, equivalent to one-eighth of a stiver.
  • noun archaic A small amount; a bit, a jot.

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  • verb have sexual intercourse with

Etymologies

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From Middle Low German doyt, cognate with Middle Dutch duit.

Examples

  • A l'oral, le contexte de la phrase doit permettre de savoir de quel mot il s'agit.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • A l'oral, le contexte de la phrase doit permettre de savoir de quel mot il s'agit.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • A l'oral, le contexte de la phrase doit permettre de savoir de quel mot il s'agit.

    pareil - French Word-A-Day

  • A l'oral, le contexte de la phrase doit permettre de savoir de quel mot il s'agit.

    pareil - French Word-A-Day

  • A l'oral, le contexte de la phrase doit permettre de savoir de quel mot il s'agit.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • 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.

    The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

  • 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.

    The Seattle Times

  • 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.

    The Seattle Times

  • 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.

    The Seattle Times

  • } Then just call doit () somewhere in the script to run it.

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  • Citation on bustle.

    October 2, 2008

  • "Friends now fast sworn,

    Whose double bosoms seems to wear one heart,

    Whose hours, whose bed, whose meal and exercise

    Are still together, who twin, as 'twere, in love

    Unseparable, shall within this hour,

    On a dissension of a doit, break out

    To bitterest enmity..."

    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 29, 2009

  • "'Oh, here.' He brought out a small plastic bag and carefully poured a handful of tiny copper coins into a pile alongside the other money.

    'Doits,' he explained. 'The smallest denomination of Scottish coinage at the time.'"

    —Diana Gabaldon, Voyager (NY: Dell, 1994), 290

    January 14, 2010

  • So likewise of his syder, the pore man might haue his moderate draught of it (as there is a moderation in all things) as well for his doit or his dandiprat, as the rich man for his halfe souse or his denier.

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    March 6, 2010

  • "an abbreviation of do it" (from Aspendale Primary School, Melbourne)

    December 9, 2015

  • small coin:

    "There ain't a thing left here," said Merry, still feeling round among the bones, "not a copper doit nor a baccy box."
    Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (1883), ch. 31

    February 10, 2019