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  1. Nonstandard spelling of just.
    • 1838, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby:
      'Mister Muntlehiney,' said the man. 'Wot's come on him? Is he at home?'
      'He is above stairs, I believe,' replied Kate, a little reassured by this inquiry. 'Do you want him?'
      'No,' replied the visitor. 'I don't ezactly want him, if it's made a favour on. You can jist give him that 'ere card, and tell him if he wants to speak to ME, and save trouble, here I am; that's all.'
    • 1884, Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:
      They get all their chawing by borrowing; they say to a fellow, "I wisht you'd len' me a chaw, Jack, I jist this minute give Ben Thompson the last chaw I had"—which is a lie pretty much everytime;


jist (plural jists)

  1. (rare) Alternative spelling of gist