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nit

noun uk   /nɪt/ us  

nit noun (PERSON)

[C] UK informal disapproving a nitwit

nit noun (EGG)

[C usually plural] the egg of a louse, which sticks to the fur of an animal or the hair of a person: A few of the children have got nits.
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