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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ An impending thirtieth birthday and a two and a half year-old daughter called Sophie haven't turned her fashion tastes one whit.
▪ And, remarkably, it changed her personality not one whit.
▪ But he conducts himself in all situations with a dignity not one whit lessened by his shortness.
▪ I know that his intervention was well meant and had not a whit of political mischief about it.
▪ This lack of technical wizardry does not seem to make a whit of difference in their lives.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Whit \Whit\, n. [OE. wight, wiht, AS. wiht a creature, a thing. See Wight, and cf. Aught, Naught.] The smallest part or particle imaginable; a bit; a jot; an iota; -- generally used in an adverbial phrase in a negative sentence. ``Samuel told him every whit.''
--1 Sam. iii. 18. ``Every whit as great.''

So shall I no whit be behind in duty.

It does not me a whit displease.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"smallest particle," 1520s, from na whit "no amount" (c.1200), from Old English nan wiht, from wiht "amount," originally "person, human being" (see wight).


n. The smallest part or particle imaginable; an iota.


n. a tiny or scarcely detectable amount [syn: shred, scintilla, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge]

Whit (novel)

Whit, or, Isis amongst the unsaved is a novel by the Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1995. Isis Whit, a young but important member of a small, quirky cult in Scotland, narrates. The community suspects that Isis' cousin Morag is in danger, and sends Isis out to help.


Whit may refer to:

  • Whit or Whitsun, another name for the holy day of Pentecost
  • Whit (given name)
  • Whit (novel), by Iain Banks
  • WHIT, a radio station licensed to Madison, Wisconsin, United States, which holds the call sign WHIT beginning 2009
  • WCSY (AM), a radio station licensed to South Haven, Michigan, United States, which held the call sign WHIT from 2005 to 2009
Whit (given name)

Whit is a given name and nickname which may refer to:


  • Whitner Whit Bissell (1909–1996), American actor
  • Whit Burnett (1900–1972), American writer
  • John Whitfield Whit Canale (1941–2011) American football player
  • Whitfield Crane (born 1968), a founding member and lead singer of the rock band Ugly Kid Joe
  • Whit Cunliffe (1876–1966), English singer
  • Whit Dickey (born 1954), American jazz drummer
  • Whitfield Diffie (born 1944), American cryptographer and one of the pioneers of public-key cryptography
  • Whitney Whit Haydn (born 1949), American magician
  • Whit Hertford (born 1978), American actor
  • Whit Holcomb-Faye (born 1984), American basketball player
  • Whitney Whit Johnson, American television journalist
  • Whit Marshall (born 1973), American football player
  • Whit Merrifield (born 1989), American baseball player
  • John Whitney Whit Stillman (born 1952), American writer
  • Whit Taylor (American football) (born 1960), American football player
  • Whit Taylor (cartoonist), American cartoonist
  • Whitman Whit Tucker, Canadian football player
  • Whit Watson (born 1971), American sportscaster
  • Whit Williams (born 1973), American saxophonist
  • Whit Wyatt (1907–1999), American baseball player

Fictional characters and pen names:

  • Whit Masterson, pen name of a partnership of American authors Robert Allison "Bob" Wade and H. Bill Miller
  • Whit Sterling, a main character in the 1947 film noir Out of the Past, played by Kirk Douglas

Usage examples of "whit".

Had this not been the case the escape of the two would have been a feat of little moment, since Meriem was scarcely a whit less agile than Korak, and fully as much at home in the trees as he.

On Whit Sunday Righelini came to tell me that the English ambassador had made all arrangements with the pretended procurer of M.

Rimmer Dall could give you the Sword and never have to worry one whit.

They are not one whit disaccommodated by the fact the sun they follow with such effort is a false one.

We have Murder Most Foul: to whit, Mr Dumpty, Boy Blue, Madame Goose, Wibbly, Jack Spratt and now Tommy Tucker.

He briefly wondered if Toret or Sapphire would give a whit about the possibility of a five-hundred-year-old epistolary journal written by a nameless soldier in a mythical war.

But it wyll also prooue no whit displeasant, if with a lyttle patience, they restraine to glutte themselues with the walowish sweetnes of deceyueable delightes, and trye the taste of a contrarye vyand.

Richard, he appeared in no whit cast down by his bankrupt and bedless state.

You may assure yourselves that, for my part, I doubt no whit but that all this tyrannical, proud, and brainsick invasion and occupation of my beloved England will yet prove the beginning, though not the end, of the ruin of that kingdom which, most treacherously, even in the midst of treating peace, began this wrongful war.

England this school had a great currency, and the madrigals of the British writers of the seventeenth century are every whit as free and melodious as the best of those of the Italian school.

They got into the car pretty much not caring for the nonce a whit about Zombies.

Since in these I have got the start, and outgone others, neither in gifts shall I be anny whit behind them.

Hiltsglen stared down at her, and though his lips no longer quirked upward the slightest whit, she realized he was smiling, in his own barbaric way.

Even so, will it not be a shame, that all others sall be stirred up, and ye not a whit stirred up in this day more than if there were not such a thing?

Yet, with not a whit less of worshipfulness and consecration, there grew in him a repugnance to the sectarianism of the Churches which put him somewhat out of sympathy with their formal organizations.