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EtymologyEdit

From Old English slītan, from Proto-Germanic *slītaną (to tear apart), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leyd- (to tear, rend (cut apart), split apart). Possibly cognate with Latin laed- (to strike, hurt, injure).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈslɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

NounEdit

slit (plural slits)

  1. A narrow cut or opening; a slot.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 17, in The China Governess[1]:
      The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. […].
  2. (vulgar, slang) The opening of the vagina.
  3. (vulgar, slang, derogatory) A woman, usually a sexually loose woman; a prostitute.

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VerbEdit

slit (third-person singular simple present slits, present participle slitting, simple past slit, past participle slit or slitten) ("slitten" is obsolete)

  1. To cut a narrow opening.
    He slit the bag open and the rice began pouring out.
  2. To split into strips by lengthwise cuts.
  3. (transitive) To cut; to sever; to divide.

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AdjectiveEdit

slit (not comparable)

  1. Having a cut narrow opening

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *Old Norse slit.

NounEdit

slit n (genitive singular slits, no plural)

  1. wear and tear

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

slit

  1. imperative of slite

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

slit

  1. inflection of slita:
    1. present
    2. imperative

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

slit n

  1. (hard) work, labour

DeclensionEdit

Declension of slit 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative slit slitet
Genitive slits slitets

VerbEdit

slit

  1. imperative of slita.

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse slíta, from Proto-Germanic *slītaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sliːt/, /²ɬliːt/ (example of pronunciation)
    Rhymes: -ìːt

VerbEdit

slit (preterite släit, supine sliti or slittä)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To tear.

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