Definition of jotter in English:



  • A small pad or notebook used for notes or jottings.

    • ‘By the time Scala had been given his jotters nine months later, they were only one place better off, a string of poor results ensuring Scala was given a media roasting for failing to grasp the local demands.’
    • ‘Dressed in black, and feverishly scribbling notes in leather-bound jotters, it was hard not to notice him at lectures and tutorials.’
    • ‘A teacher from his school quickly came forward and raised concerns about the alarming writings in his jotter.’
    • ‘But you don't have to be a philistine who believes that public money should only be spent on council house roofs and school jotters to question the arguments that were used to dip the public purse for most of the cash.’
    • ‘School started at nine and my satchel (I was also into satchels) was already packed with my school books, jotters, folders, stationary etc.’
    • ‘After a night out on the town with fellow Trinidad and Tobago international Dwight Yorke he got his jotters from Easter Road boss Alex McLeish.’
    • ‘At Fraserburgh Academy, the gentle, sweet-natured, dreamy boy filled jotters with costume designs and drawings, some of which are on loan to the exhibition.’
    • ‘David Lloyd has just received his jotters for publicly observing that the next batch of would-be Henmans are in seriously bad shape compared to their colleagues from other Davis Cup-competing countries.’
    • ‘When the Jamaican-born coach was given his jotters two days after the Scottish Cup exit, director of football Kenny Dalglish stepped in and dropped Gould.’
    • ‘Picking up kids from school on Friday, I walked through the playground and straight past a small bunch of kids throwing their homework jotters in a puddle and jumping on them;’
    • ‘Aside from a few photo albums, several DVDs and CDs, a couple dozen books, and what was the equivalent to a drawer full of notepads, journals, and jotters, I had very few other notable possessions to put in my room.’
    • ‘Many of these books were produced on school jotters sent to her from an Edinburgh stationer's - whether she was living in New York or Italy.’
    • ‘Recent additions to the programme, such as a kids' festival, are among Spence's proudest achievements, the little Govan boy scribbling haiku poems on his school jotters clearly never far from his mind.’
    • ‘Her investigations into corruption began to gain attention, but the names of relatives cropped up on the police jotters from time to time, posing ethical dilemmas.’
    • ‘She had been carrying jotters and her handbag when she slipped and fell on a ramp at Mearns Castle High School in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire.’
    • ‘For his research, Mr Shaw trawled through the minutes of more than 600 meetings, many beautifully hand-written in old Woolworths jotters.’
    • ‘The week ended with Mr Smith indeed getting his jotters, but instead of Mr McCall it was the assistant manager, Mr Hegarty, who was placed in temporary control of the shop.’
    • ‘Once he has an image produced to his satisfaction, his wife Shelly, 83, writes down its name, date and location in one of the jotters she keeps for the purpose.’
    • ‘Before you know it, all the Sandy Clarks and Billy Starks doing the media rounds are back in business until the next time they are given their jotters for failing to meet fans' expectations.’
    • ‘She wasted no time after getting her jotters in suggesting the job should really be re-named the Minister for Football and reckons the skids were put under her own appointment the minute she fell out with the FA over plans for the new Wembley.’
    notepad, notebook, pad, memo pad, exercise book, binder
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