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jot

 
pronunciation:
jat
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part of speech: verb
inflections: jots, jotting, jotted
definition: to write in a quick and simple way (usually followed by "down").
Let me jot down the directions to your house.
synonyms:
note, scrawl, scribble
similar words:
record, scratch, take, write
Word History
The word jot comes from the word iota, which is the smallest letter in the Greek alphabet.