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From Guernésiais douit, from Anglo-Norman duit, from Old French duit, from Latin ductum.


douit (plural douits)

  1. (Guernsey) A stream or brook.
    • 1965, John Christopher, A Wrinkle in the Skin:
      He crossed the douit and forced his way into the thicket.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 129:
      He said, ‘Didn't you know that every douit and every hedge and every inch and square inch of land on Guernsey is weighed and measured, and has been for centuries?’
    • 1989, Stephen Birnbaum, Birnbaum's Great Britain 1990:
      Visitors can stroll down to the beach along wooded paths beside streams known as "douits."
    • 2011, ‘Blondel turns on the style’, The Guernsey Press, 20 May 2011:
      The pair were virtually inseparable over the front nine until Eggo’s second shot on the ninth dived into the douit short of the green not to be seen again.



From Anglo-Norman duit, from Old French duit, from Latin ductum. Compare Jèrriais douët.


douit m (plural douits)

  1. water-course, stream; drinking trough