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

kit

1 noun
     
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kit1
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.
6

get your kit off

British English informal to take your clothes off
7

the whole kit and caboodle

old-fashioned everything

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