Meaning of NIT in English

1. n.1 the egg or young form of a louse or other parasitic insect esp. of human head-lice or body-lice.

2 Brit. sl. a stupid person.

Phrases and idioms:

nit-pick colloq. indulge in nit-picking. nit-picker colloq. a person who nit-picks. nit-picking n. & adj. colloq. fault-finding in a petty manner.

Etymology: OE hnitu f. WG 2. int. Austral. sl. used as a warning that someone is approaching.

Phrases and idioms:

keep nit keep watch; act as guard.

Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.: cf. NIX(3)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.