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Yes. The word nit is a Scrabble US word. The word nit is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'nit'

NIT 3TIN 3

2 letters words from 'nit'

IN 2IT 2
TI 2 

All 3 letters words made out of nit

nit int nti tni itn tin

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Definitions and meaning of nit

nit

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt
  • Homophone: knit

Etymology 1

From Middle English nite, from Old English hnitu, from Proto-Germanic *hnits (compare Dutch neet, German Nisse, Norwegian nit), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱ(o)nid- (compare Scottish Gaelic sneadh, Lithuanian glìnda, Polish gnida, Albanian thëri, Ancient Greek κονίς (konís))

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. The egg of a louse.
  2. A young louse.
  3. (Britain, Ireland, slang) A head louse regardless of its age.
  4. (Britain, slang) A fool, a nitwit.
  5. A nitpicker.
  6. A minor shortcoming.

Synonyms

  • dickies (Geordie)

Derived terms

  • nit-picking

Translations

Verb

nit (third-person singular simple present nits, present participle nitting, simple past and past participle nitted)

  1. (MLE) To have the modus vivendi of a drug addict, to live the life of a nitty.

Etymology 2

From Latin nitēre (to shine).

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. A candela per square meter.

Etymology 3

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. Synonym of nat (logarithmic unit of information)

Anagrams

  • INT, ITN, TIN, i'n't, in't, int, int., tin

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Catalan nuit, from Old Occitan (compare Occitan nuèit), from Latin noctem, accusative of nox (compare French nuit, Portuguese noite, Spanish noche, Italian notte), from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (compare English night).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈnit/
  • Rhymes: -it

Noun

nit f (plural nits)

  1. night
    Antonym: dia

Derived terms

Related terms

  • anit
  • mitjanit

Further reading

  • “nit” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “nit” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “nit” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “nit” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Central Mahuatlán Zapoteco

Noun

nit

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɲɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Noun

nit f

  1. thread

Declension

Derived terms

  • nitka f

Further reading

  • nit in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • nit in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse gnit, from Proto-Germanic *hnits.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɪːt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪːt
  • Homophone: nyt

Noun

nit f (genitive singular nitar, no plural)

  1. nit (egg of a louse)

Declension


Ozolotepec Zapotec

Noun

nit

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Polish

Etymology

From German Niet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɲit/

Noun

nit m inan

  1. rivet (mechanical fastener)

Declension

Further reading

  • nit in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Etymology

From German Niet.

Noun

nit n (plural nituri)

  1. rivet

San Baltazar Loxicha Zapotec

Noun

nit

  1. water

References

  • Basic Vocabulary, pages 7-8

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nîːt/

Noun

nȋt f (Cyrillic spelling ни̑т)

  1. thread
  2. flow, continuity

Declension


Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nít/

Noun

nȉt f

  1. thread

Inflection


Swedish

Etymology

From German Niet.

Noun

nit c

  1. a rivet, a stud
  2. the action of braking (a motor vehicle) very hard
  3. a lottery ticket which gave no reward
  4. zeal

Declension

Synonyms

  • (braking): tvärnit
  • (lottery ticket): nitlott

See also

  • nita
  • gå på en nit
  • tvärnit

Anagrams

  • int, tin

Volapük

Noun

nit (nominative plural nits)

  1. staple
  2. staple for office stapler

Declension


Wolof

Noun

nit (definite form nit ki)

  1. person

Zipser German

Alternative forms

  • nëch (Slovakia)

Adverb

nit

  1. (Romania, including Wassertal) not

References

  • Claus Stephani, Zipser Mära und Kasska (1989)
  • Anton-Joseph Ilk, Zipser Volksgut aus dem Wassertal (1990)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the egg of a parasitic insect.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)