Where they jotted down notes and clipped readings, we tweet short blurbs and recommended links.
Roughly a century after he jotted down his scandal-soaked observations, his notes were finally made public.
A cousin took me to the National Frontier Trail Museum, where I jotted down dutiful notes.
He consulted a list on which he had jotted down a few names in pencil.
It must be remembered that these notes are only jotted down as they have occurred to me.
The frown deepened on her smooth forehead as she jotted down her subjects on the sheet of paper before her.
Presently he began and she jotted the message on the margin of her book.
While still undecided, he jotted down ninety-nine different subjects, sixty-one Scriptural, thirty-eight from British history.
He was quite right: number 514, series 23, was jotted down on the fly-leaf.
In some he had jotted down a name and a date, or a word which stood for a whole train of ideas.
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.