See also: do it

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German doyt, cognate with Middle Dutch duit.

NounEdit

doit ‎(plural doits)

  1. (historical) A small Dutch coin, equivalent to one-eighth of a stiver.
  2. (archaic) A small amount; a bit, a jot.
    • 1819, — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
      “Speak out, ye Saxon dogs — what bid ye for your worthless lives? — How say you, you of Rotherwood?” “Not a doit I,” answered poor Wamba.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2
      When / they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they / will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.
  3. (music) In jazz music, a note that slides to an indefinite pitch chromatically upwards.
    • 1995, Music & Computers (volume 1, issues 2-4, page 57)
      Jazz symbols include many contoured articulations and inflections, such as doits, fall-offs, and scoops.

Etymology 2Edit

From Scots doit, apparently a Scottish form of English dote.

VerbEdit

doit ‎(third-person singular simple present doits, present participle doiting, simple past and past participle doited)

  1. (Scotland, rare) To stumble; to blunder.
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner:
      I trembled with astonishment; and on my return from the small window went doiting in amongst the weaver's looms, tillI entangled myself, and could not get out again without working great deray amongst the coarse linen threads that stood in warp from one end of the apartment unto the other.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

doit

  1. Must, has to third-person singular present indicative of devoir
    Il doit aller en France un jour
    He must go to France one day

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin digitus.

NounEdit

doit m ‎(oblique plural doiz or doitz, nominative singular doiz or doitz, nominative plural doit)

  1. finger (appendage)

DescendantsEdit


WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

doit

  1. (literary) second-person singular imperfect / conditional of dod

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
doit ddoit noit unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.