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Language: Old English
Origin: hnitu

nit

noun
     
Related topics: Hair and Beauty, Insects
nit [countable]
1HBIDCB an egg of a louse (=a small insect that sucks blood), that is sometimes found in people's hair
2 British English informal a silly person

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