whit Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
    smidge; smidgeon; scintilla; iota; smidgin; shred; smidgen; tittle.


Whit noun
OE. wight, wiht, AS. wiht a creature, a thing. See Wight, and cf. Aught, Naught.
  1. 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." South.
    So shall I no whit be behind in duty. Shak.
    It does not me a whit displease. Cowley.

Webster 1913