Definition of jot in English:

jot

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Write (something) quickly.

    ‘when you've found the answers, jot them down’
    • ‘He moved behind her and rubbed her neck as she jotted a few ideas down on paper.’
    • ‘Duke hunted along the dashboard for a pen and jotted a few things in the borders of a curling menu.’
    • ‘I quickly jotted several things down in my notebook and mentally cackled.’
    • ‘All kinds of snippets of ideas for tunes kept popping into my head so I jotted them down.’
    • ‘Miller might have jotted the name down, but then, she would have isolated it.’
    • ‘She recited Sarah's phone number to Larisa who jotted it down on a piece of paper.’
    • ‘He then jotted a note to her while discussing the importance of family and the strength of prayer.’
    • ‘As I told him, he jotted it down on his clipboard and read it back to me.’
    • ‘He measured the length, and the diameter of the dart, and jotted it down in his small notepad.’
    • ‘She then thought of some ideas, jotted them down and started to write some sentences.’
    • ‘She ripped out a piece of paper from one of her notebooks and jotted it down.’
    • ‘His gaze never left them as he neatly jotted notes down on a small notepad.’
    • ‘An instant after the last letter was jotted down, someone knocked on the door.’
    • ‘One of the two policemen jotted notes in a leather bound pad while the other talked to Rick.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I quickly jotted it down and handed it to him, and he quickly pocketed it.’
    • ‘He jotted it down in a small notebook I hadn't noticed him holding before.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She jotted it down on her notepad and glanced at me briefly before turning to head back to the counter.’
    write down, note down, make a note of, take down, set down, put down, put on paper, mark down
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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’
    • ‘She smiled uneasily at her friend who looked very much as though she cared not a jot for her record.’
    • ‘The saddest aspect is that it probably won't matter a jot.’
    • ‘There is not one jot of evidence that such an experience actually occurred in the infancy of one of Freud's patients.’
    • ‘I'm finally ready for Christmas, and there's not a jot of snow to be found.’
    • ‘They were so helpless and vulnerable, yet didn't seem to care a jot, wanting only to play and charge around.’
    • ‘And the fact that Lesley is a woman did not matter one jot.’
    • ‘It is a mystery, but a delightful one, even if you care not a jot for genealogy.’
    • ‘Even the scientists who advocate for that protocol recognise that it will not make one jot of difference, even if it is fully implemented.’
    • ‘With the greatest of respect to the Ireland captain, he would not have made a jot of difference against such physical and technical ability.’
    • ‘It makes not one jot of difference that no actual blood is visible on their hands.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have said that the circumstances do not deserve one jot of sympathy.’
    • ‘The truth is, it doesn't matter, not a jot, not a tittle.’
    • ‘The Arts Council grant freeze doesn't surprise me one jot.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On the other hand, I don't care a jot for any of that.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    iota, scrap, shred, whit, grain, crumb, ounce, little bit, bit, tiniest bit, jot or tittle, fraction, speck, atom, particle, scintilla, trace, hint, mite
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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

/jät//dʒɑt/