chits

chit

1 [chit]
noun
1.
a signed note for money owed for food, drink, etc.
2.
any receipt, voucher, or similar document, especially of an informal nature.
3.
Chiefly British. a note; short memorandum.

Origin:
1775–85; short for chitty < Hindi chiṭṭī

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chit

2 [chit]
noun
a child or young person, especially a pert girl.

Origin:
1350–1400; for sense of “the young of an animal”; 1615–25 for current sense; Middle English; perhaps akin to kitten or kid

chit

3 [chit]
noun Hinduism.
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chit1 (tʃɪt)
 
n
1.  a voucher for a sum of money owed, esp for food or drink
2.  chiefly (Brit) Also called: chitty
 a.  a note or memorandum
 b.  a requisition or receipt
 
[C18: from earlier chitty, from Hindi cittha note, from Sanskrit citra brightly-coloured]

chit2 (tʃɪt)
 
n
facetious, derogatory or a pert, impudent, or self-confident girl or child: a young chit of a thing
 
[C14 (in the sense: young of an animal, kitten): of obscure origin]

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chit
"note," 1776, from Mahrati (Hindi) chitthi "letter, note," from Skt. chitra-s "distinctively marked."

chit
"small child," c.1624, originally "young of a beast" (1382); unrelated to chit (1), perhaps connected to kitten.
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chit definition

[tʃɪt]
  1. n.
    a bill or tabulation of charges that one signs rather than paying. : I don't have any cash. Can I sign a chit for it?
  2. n.
    a check. : She wrote out a chit for the balance due.
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