whit

[hwit, wit]
noun
a particle; bit; jot (used especially in negative phrases): not a whit better.

Origin:
1470–80; perhaps alteration of Middle English wiht wight1

whit, wit.
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whit (wɪt)
 
n
(usually used with a negative) the smallest particle; iota; jot: he has changed not a whit
 
[C15: probably variant of wight1]

Whit (wɪt)
 
n
1.  See Whitsuntide
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Whitsuntide

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Word Origin & History

whit
"smallest particle," 12c., in na whit "no amount," from O.E. nan wiht, from wiht "amount," originally "person, human being" (see wight).
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Example sentences
But it turned out that my intended audience didn't care a whit.
Unfortunately, there's not another whit of info about it, not even a link to
  who actually made it.
For them, it does not matter a whit whether or not someone covers her face or
  any other part.
Unfortunately, they seem to have been replaced by a new set of smiling faces
  fronting brains that are not a whit wiser.
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