Whit means a small tiny part of something. If you don't even have a whit of courage, you are most likely a chicken.

Whit indicates a bit of something, and usually something abstract like a feeling or emotion. You might feel the last whit of your confidence depart when your teacher hands out the 32-page final exam. Don't confuse whit with wit, meaning mental sharpness or keen sense of humor. Let's hope you have more than a whit of wit in your personality!

Definitions of whit
  1. noun
    a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
    synonyms: iota, scintilla, shred, smidge, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, tittle
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    type of:
    small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
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