When I jot down a few notes, a soldier comes over at once and asks what I am writing.
For the security of the numerous Afghan informants who work with U.S. troops, he cares not a jot.
Neither husband nor daughter gave her a jot of love and concern; in fact, Susannah grew increasingly hostile.
Sometimes I go through them and jot down things that would be useful for whatever book I happen to working on at the time.
“Maybe I should just jot down some of the things I might say,” he says.
Be it our task, then, to jot down some authentic notices of that ancient, and now extinct monarchy.
Meanwhile, the passion of the lover abated not one jot, or for an instant.
And for the Stage, there you have more Lewdness, tho' not a jot less of Distraction.
But before I remove one jot of these stains, I must hear the whole from you.
And with a stern expression he produced his tablets, prepared to jot down the numeral.
1520s, borrowing of Latin jota, variant spelling of Greek iota "the letter -i-," the smallest letter in the alphabet, hence the least part of anything.
"to make a short note of," 1721, from jot (n.). Related: Jotted; jotting.
or Iota, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, used metaphorically or proverbially for the smallest thing (Matt. 5:18); or it may be = yod, which is the smallest of the Hebrew letters.