An obit is a news story about someone who's recently died, usually including details about the person's life and the date of their death. You can also call an obit a "death notice."

Obit is a commonly used informal name for an obituary. Traditionally, obits were published in newspapers either daily or weekly, while today they're just as likely to be published online, often posted by a funeral home or church that's hosting memorial services. Obit comes from the Latin obitus, "death," the past participle of obire, "to go toward" or "to die."

Definitions of obit
  1. noun
    a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
    synonyms: necrology, obituary
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    type of:
    an announcement containing information about an event
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