- a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc.
- a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit: He said he didn’t care a tittle.
- a small mark in printing or writing, esp a diacritic
- a jot; particle
n.late 14c., “small stroke or point in writing,” representing Latin apex in Late Latin sense of “accent mark over a vowel,” borrowed (perhaps by influence of Provençal titule “the dot over -i-“) from Latin titulus “inscription, heading” (see title (n.)).