Definition for DOIT

DOIT, n. [D. duit; G. deut. Qu. Fr. doigt, a finger, a point; L. digitus.]

  1. A small piece of money. – Pope.
  2. A trifle. Hence our vulgar phrase, I care not a doit. It is used adverbially and commonly pronounced dite.

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