Definition of jot in English:

jot

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Write (something) quickly:

    ‘when you've found the answers, jot them down’
    • ‘He measured the length, and the diameter of the dart, and jotted it down in his small notepad.’
    • ‘We talked for a while, and after her coins ran out I jotted the number on the wood beside my phone and called her back.’
    • ‘He then jotted a note to her while discussing the importance of family and the strength of prayer.’
    • ‘I quickly jotted it down and handed it to him, and he quickly pocketed it.’
    • ‘She recited Sarah's phone number to Larisa who jotted it down on a piece of paper.’
    • ‘One of the two policemen jotted notes in a leather bound pad while the other talked to Rick.’
    • ‘Duke hunted along the dashboard for a pen and jotted a few things in the borders of a curling menu.’
    • ‘He jotted it down in a small notebook I hadn't noticed him holding before.’
    • ‘An instant after the last letter was jotted down, someone knocked on the door.’
    • ‘His gaze never left them as he neatly jotted notes down on a small notepad.’
    • ‘She ripped out a piece of paper from one of her notebooks and jotted it down.’
    • ‘Rebecca jotted it down and agreed to come over to Mark's house in about fifteen minutes.’
    • ‘The waitress immediately took out a piece of paper and a pen from her apron and jotted the notes down.’
    • ‘Miller might have jotted the name down, but then, she would have isolated it.’
    • ‘She jotted it down on her notepad and glanced at me briefly before turning to head back to the counter.’
    • ‘I quickly jotted several things down in my notebook and mentally cackled.’
    • ‘As I told him, he jotted it down on his clipboard and read it back to me.’
    • ‘He moved behind her and rubbed her neck as she jotted a few ideas down on paper.’
    • ‘All kinds of snippets of ideas for tunes kept popping into my head so I jotted them down.’
    • ‘She then thought of some ideas, jotted them down and started to write some sentences.’
    write down, note down, make a note of, take down, set down, put down, put on paper, mark down
    log, record, list, register, enter
    scribble, scrawl
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noun

  • [usually with negative] A very small amount:

    ‘you didn't care a jot’
    ‘I have yet to see one jot of evidence’
    • ‘We have not heard one jot of policy from the National Party today - not one jot.’
    • ‘No, I won't give away a jot of the plot here; the movie does that nicely enough.’
    • ‘They were so helpless and vulnerable, yet didn't seem to care a jot, wanting only to play and charge around.’
    • ‘I'm finally ready for Christmas, and there's not a jot of snow to be found.’
    • ‘Now this surprised me not a jot because, like most non-social workers, I am a firm believer that kids who are allowed to do as they please grow up to be monsters.’
    • ‘It makes not one jot of difference that no actual blood is visible on their hands.’
    • ‘They don't even care a jot whether you like the result.’
    • ‘But I suspect Ferguson doesn't care a jot about the opinion of his colleagues.’
    • ‘The truth is, it doesn't matter, not a jot, not a tittle.’
    • ‘The saddest aspect is that it probably won't matter a jot.’
    • ‘She smiled uneasily at her friend who looked very much as though she cared not a jot for her record.’
    • ‘There is not one jot of evidence that such an experience actually occurred in the infancy of one of Freud's patients.’
    • ‘It is a mystery, but a delightful one, even if you care not a jot for genealogy.’
    • ‘I have said that the circumstances do not deserve one jot of sympathy.’
    • ‘It's not bad but neither is it brilliant - which won't bother 99 per cent of buyers one jot as they are in it for the image.’
    • ‘Even the scientists who advocate for that protocol recognise that it will not make one jot of difference, even if it is fully implemented.’
    • ‘And the fact that Lesley is a woman did not matter one jot.’
    • ‘The Arts Council grant freeze doesn't surprise me one jot.’
    • ‘With the greatest of respect to the Ireland captain, he would not have made a jot of difference against such physical and technical ability.’
    • ‘On the other hand, I don't care a jot for any of that.’
    iota, scrap, shred, whit, grain, crumb, ounce, little bit, bit, tiniest bit, jot or tittle, fraction, speck, atom, particle, scintilla, trace, hint, mite
    any
    rap, hoot, fig
    stim
    soupçon
    smidgen, smidge, tad, damn, tinker's cuss, monkey's
    skerrick
    scantling, scruple, smitch
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Origin

Late 15th century (as a noun): via Latin from Greek iōta, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet: see iota.

Pronunciation

jot

/dʒɒt/