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obit

[oh-bit for 1; oh-bit, ob-it for 2, 3; especially British ob-it for 1–3] /oʊˈbɪt for 1; ˈoʊ bɪt, ˈɒb ɪt for 2, 3; especially British ˈɒb ɪt for 1–3/
noun
1.
Informal. an obituary.
2.
the date of a person's death.
3.
Obsolete. a Requiem Mass.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English obite < Latin obitus death, equivalent to obi- (stem of obīre to meet, meet one's death, die; ob- ob- + īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action
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British Dictionary definitions for obit

obit

/ˈɒbɪt; ˈəʊbɪt/
noun (informal)
1.
short for obituary
2.
a memorial service
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Word Origin and History for obit
obit
late 14c., "death," from L. obitus "death," pp. of obire, lit. "to go toward" (see obituary). In modern usage (since 1874) it is usually a clipped form of obituary, though it had the same meaning of "published death notice" 15c.-17c. The scholarly abbreviation ob. with date is from L. obiit "(he) died," third person sing. of obire.
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Slang definitions & phrases for obit

obit

modifier

: This is not the obit page

noun

An obituary, esp in a newspaper: getting left out of the pious obits in The Times (1874+)


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Related Abbreviations for obit

obit

obituary
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