Definition of on dit in English:

on dit


  • A piece of gossip; a rumour.

    ‘the latest on dit on Karl’
    • ‘Well, one of their locker-room on dits is that nerds can take Baghdad, real men want to go to Tehran.’
    tittle-tattle, tattle, rumour, rumours, whispers, stories, tales, canards, titbits
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Early 19th century: from French, literally ‘they say’.


on dit

/ɒ̃ ˈdiː/