Meaning of “jot” in the English Dictionary

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"jot" in British English

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jotverb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

uk /dʒɒt/ us /dʒɑːt/ -tt-

to make a quick short note of something:

Could you jot your address and phone number in my address book?

Phrasal verb(s)


uk /dʒɒt/ us /dʒɑːt/ informal
not a/one jot

not at all or not even a small amount:

Don't listen to her! There's not a jot of truth (= there is no truth) in what she's saying.
None of the committee's proposals will matter a jot (= they will not matter) if no one reads their report.

(Definition of “jot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jot" in American English

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jotverb [ T ]

us /dʒɑt/ -tt-

to write something quickly in a short note:

[ M ] The guard jotted down the van’s license plate number.

(Definition of “jot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)