When I jot down a few notes, a soldier comes over at once and asks what I am writing.
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.
Scarpetta placed a lung on a scale, using a smartpen to jot down the weight on a smart notepad.
The young man had the presence of mind to tail Gaylard Williams out of the park and jot down his license plate.
Be it our task, then, to jot down some authentic notices of that ancient, and now extinct monarchy.
No, just jot down a note or two, to clinch that idea of ours in the right shape.
And with a stern expression he produced his tablets, prepared to jot down the numeral.
That one, however, I will jot down at once lest it be forgotten also.
I would search a body for identification marks and jot down the data found on a piece of paper.
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.