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Doit

Doit \Doit\ (doit), n. [D. duit, Icel. pveit, prop., a piece cut off. See Thwaite a piece of ground, Thwite.]

  1. A small Dutch coin, worth about half a farthing; also, a similar small coin once used in Scotland; hence, any small piece of money.
    --Shak.

  2. A thing of small value; as, I care not a doit.

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doit

n. 1 (context historical English) A small Dutch coin, equivalent to one-eighth of a stiver. 2 (context archaic English) A small amount; a bit, a jot. 3 (context music English) In jazz music, a note that slides to an indefinite pitch chromatically upwards.

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Doit

Doit may refer to:

  • Digital Opportunity Investment Trust
  • A doit musical ornamentation in jazz
  • Duit, currency

Usage examples of "doit".

Also there was the weekly collection at the kirk services, where placks and doits and bodles, and a variety of debased coins, clinked in the plate at the kirk door, and there were the fines levied by the Session on evil-doers.

Whether Portunus were the ghost of Diggory Carp or merely a doited old weaver, he evidently knew something that he wanted to communicate -- and it was connected with the orchard herm.

He was at first a farmer lad, but had forgathered with a doited tawpy, whom he married, and had offspring three or four.

Les occasions ne lui ont cependant pas manque, ce qui ne doit pas te surprendre, beau garcon, officier brillant, heritier presume de Gaston, il avait tout pour faire un gendre et un mari desirables.

Whether Portunus were the ghost of Diggory Carp or merely a doited old weaver, he evidently knew something that he wanted to communicate -- and it was connected with the orchard herm.

Le jeune homme qui commence son education quinze ans apres son pere, a une epoque ou celui-ci, engage dans une profession speciale et active, ne peut que suivre les anciens principes, acquiert une superiorite theorique dont on doit tenir compte dans la hierarchie sociale.

His legerdemain can transform zechins and byzants into doits and maravedis.

After an uncertain pause, one or two bold souls followed suit, and then a few more, digging copper doits and pence out of purse and sporran.

When Fraser had ordered the drinks, he turned to and said, "I've been hearing about some of your doits born General Terry--both in the air and on Aground.

Genuine love and compassion involves at least the capacity to put oneself in another's shoes and consciously act in their behalf, often against one's own inclinations, and this the autistic infantile self cannot doit doesn't even recognize an other, let alone take its role.