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dite

[dahyt] /daɪt/
noun, British Dialect
1.
a bit (usually used in negative constructions):
I don't care a dite.
Origin of dite
1905-1910
1905-10; reflecting regional pronunciation of doit, in the sense “trifle”
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  • Gloaming had stolen into the valley when dite Deuchars of Tilliedrum rose to his feet and deliberately spat upon the coffin.

    Auld Licht Idylls J. M. Barrie
  • I suppose I know my way about the house, if I be losin' my hearing just a dite.

    "Some Say" Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • Octavie L., dite Carry, was the daughter of an organist who had held a good position at one of the principal churches of Malines.

    In Bohemia with Du Maurier Felix Moscheles
  • The leading poet in a club of poets was dite Walls, who kept a school when there were scholars, and weaved when there were none.

    Auld Licht Idylls J. M. Barrie
  • Gloaming had stolen into the valley when dite Deuchars, of Tilliedrum, rose to his feet and deliberately spat upon the coffin.

    Auld Licht Idyls J. M. Barrie
  • The leading poet in a club of poets was dite Walls, who kept a school when there were scholars and weaved when there were none.

    Auld Licht Idyls J. M. Barrie
  • Relation de la campagne de 1815, dite de Waterloo, pour servir l'histoire du Marchal Ney.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane

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