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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).

KITT, v. “To relieve a person of all his ready money at play” (Rxb. 1825 Jam.). Ppl.adj. kitt(it), stripped of all one's possessions, deprived of all one's property (s.Sc. 1825 Jam.), impoverished, “rooked”, specif. in the game of marbles: having lost one's stock (‡Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).Rxb. 1825 Jam.:
“I'll either be kitt, or a gentleman”; i.e., I will either go away without a penny in my pocket, or carry off something handsome.

[Vbl. usage from quit, rid of.]

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