1. (US) a nickel, a 5-cent coin.
|DN IV:ii 120: jit, from jitney. ‘We went to the second jit show.’.‘Clipped Words’ in|
|Beef, Iron and Wine (1917) 55: Where could he go? He didn’ have a jit. He couldn’ go to no theayter, that costs dough.‘Charlie the Wolf’ in|
|You Can’t Win (2000) 248: A ‘flop’ on the bare floor for a ‘jit,’ as the Southern negro affectionately calls his nickel.|
|Call It Sleep (1977) 303: I buys a couple o’ franks on a roll fer a jit.|
|Hey, Sucker 96: jit (short for jitney) five cents.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 805: jit – A nickel.|
|(con. 1920s) Legs 196: I [...] picked the jit out of the return slot.|
2. (US) a black person.
|Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 110: Jit. [...] A negro or, more usually, a negress, and seemingly a term of derision, indicative of cheapness.|
|AS XIX:3 174: The DAE does not list such vulgar synonyms for Negro as [...] jit.‘Designations for Colored Folk’ in|
|Lang. of Ethnic Conflict 50: Status Diminution: jit [especially, fem. From jitney, a fivecent piece, hence a thing of small value].|
3. (US black, also jitt) a derog. term for a young person, a foolish person.
|College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) [Internet] Jit (noun) A young’un; a newbie.|
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] jitt Definition: meaningless people, usually younger, who talk too much or are just plain annoying. Example: I am gonna ride out, the house is full of jitts!|
|NY Times 12 Mar. [Internet] If somebody says ‘bro you suck at football’ you would respond ‘Jit creep’.|