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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Dutch
Origin: kitte 'container for liquid'


1 noun
1 [countable] a set of tools, equipment etc that you use for a particular purpose or activity:
Sally keeps her make-up kit in her bag.
a bike repair kit
a shaving kit
a drum kit
2 [countable] something that you buy in parts and put together yourself:
model kits for making boats
kit cars
3TD [uncountable] electronic equipment, especially computers and computer software:
The new kit includes a CD-ROM and DAT drive.
4 [uncountable and countable] British English a set of clothes and equipment that you use for a particular purpose such as playing a sport:
sports kit
football kits
5 [uncountable] a set of clothes and equipment used by soldiers, sailors, etc:
The soldiers are trained to jump from the planes with full kit on.

get your kit off

British English informal to take your clothes off

the whole kit and caboodle

old-fashioned everything
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