Main definitions of chit in English

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chit1

Pronunciation /CHit/ /tʃɪt/

noun

  • A short official note, memorandum, or voucher, typically recording a sum owed.

    ‘write out a chit for whatever you take from the drinks cupboard’
    • ‘He said: ‘In theory all taxi travel was to be referred up to senior civil servants and had to be signed for on official chits.’’
    • ‘They must provide chits to parliamentary officials - and receipts for journeys outside Edinburgh - but it would seem the checks are somewhat lenient.’
    • ‘An occasional ‘Evenin’ all’ as you sign your Visa chit will help to convince doubtful cashiers of your authenticity.’
    • ‘Then he ordered his clerk to write out a chit on a piece of blue coloured parchment, which he signed and handed to Setisia.’
    • ‘In a very short time he would bang down a metal plate with your food on it; and afterwards, a smaller plate with a paper chit, with the amount due written by hand.’
    • ‘Provide two coordinates - email and phone number - since any more and you'll look like you're handing out a sample chit sprayed with Eau de Pas De Vie on it.’
    • ‘Everybody was grabbing for chits and the entire front of the line ended up pushed against the glass doorway.’
    • ‘Many were censored by officials to blank out specific destinations but on some chits enough information was still visible to support speculation that the journeys were to and from McLetchie's legal firm.’
    • ‘Carrying the burden of disease used to multiply with the multitude of small and large illegible chits and forms they had to carry with them every time they visited the hospital.’
    • ‘Children, who were given chits of paper, had to honk like buses or row like a boat to gather around their team members.’
    • ‘And hence, I gave a chit, informing JRD about the presence of media persons in the hall, to Lal, which was to be handed over to JRD.’
    • ‘The punch-holes tell the turnstile the exact expiry time on your transfer: if your chit is past due, you won't get through.’
    • ‘We pulled forward and gave the fellow our parking chit.’
    • ‘He'll pull out the Parker pen his late grandfather gifted him for his 15th birthday and scribble a reply on the back of the chit.’
    • ‘Since it's pay day, afterwards you'll stop at the station to collect your chits.’
    • ‘I'll have to drop a chit and see if my command will let me go, but other people [on the team] have done it before.’
    • ‘A computer has been introduced, but I see the receptionist, Mary, mainly occupied in answering the phone, making appointments, giving out hand-filled chits for the next visit as patients leave.’
    • ‘The utilities spent $40 million, calling in their chits with organizations around the state.’
    • ‘Boone Country has only 19,000 registered voters, but when the software tallied up the chits, it claimed that 144,000 votes had been cast.’
    • ‘Undeterred, Supaporn, accompanied by one of her employees, followed the man down the street and onto the beach, still insisting he pay up on the 10 bar chits.’
    record, minute, note, contract, agreement

Origin

Late 18th century Anglo-Indian, from Hindi ciṭṭhī ‘note, pass’.

Pronunciation

chit

/CHit/ /tʃɪt/

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chit2

Pronunciation /CHit/ /tʃɪt/

noun

derogatory British
  • A young woman regarded with disapproval for her immaturity or lack of respect.

    ‘a mere chit of a girl’
    • ‘And so we arrive at Exhibit A, this stunning takedown in which some ignorant young chit of a girl tries to take down Mother Teresa and wind up wrestling herself to the mat.’
    • ‘Still, this little chit of a girl could cause trouble.’
    • ‘You can fire the lot of us, but you'll find no one here who is the least bit sympathetic to that little chit.’
    • ‘They are merging together, did you know that, you silly, stupid chit?’
    • ‘‘Irresponsible chit,’ Damien drawled with that lazy smirk plastered permanently across his face.’
    • ‘‘I was only joking around, you gullible chit,’ I blurted out before I could stop myself.’
    • ‘And yesterday at school, I saw him snogging with this other chit.’
    • ‘Using my psychic power, I opened the door, expecting another village chit to be standing on my doorstep, shivering with more than cold.’
    • ‘The stupid director and that stupid chit, who couldn't seem to read her lines correctly, had both contributed to him being late.’
    • ‘He really did love the conniving little chit, and her betrayal broke his heart.’
    • ‘She does not seem to have changed with the years - still a chit of a girl with ribbons in her braids who skips as she walks.’
    • ‘Kyrian laughed whole heartily, enjoying himself immensely with the chit of a girl.’
    • ‘You silly chit - did you think I'd come here with a fanciful story and no proof?’
    • ‘This little naïve chit just waltzed into the holding and ruined everything I had.’
    • ‘Who'd have thought the little Evertson chit would attract so many people?’
    • ‘The only one who lacked enough understanding in this whole episode was that silly chit you took for wife.’
    • ‘You can't imagine what an ignorant little chit I was; I don't see how he can have deigned to love me.’
    youngster, young one, little one, boy, girl

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting a whelp, cub, or kitten): perhaps related to dialect chit ‘sprout’.

Pronunciation

chit

/CHit/ /tʃɪt/

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chit3

Pronunciation /CHit/ /tʃɪt/

transitive verbchits, chitting, chitted

[with object]British
  • Cause (a potato) to sprout by placing it in a cool light place.

Origin

Early 17th century from dialect chit ‘a shoot, sprout’.

Pronunciation

chit

/CHit/ /tʃɪt/