This word originates in "Chutney" or "Hinglish", a hybrid of English and words local to the region of India/Pakistan. It found its way into white street slang, and thus its association with "chavs" was born.
It is not linked to lack of education or "chavness", being perfectly acceptable to say in any company.
It is used in several ways:
1. As a further contraction of "isn't it". To show that the prior statement contained an element to which the listener is expected to agree, or disagree with.
2. As an expression of agreement.
3. To merely emphasize whatever came before it.
1. -It's raining outside, innit?
-These chav-bashers are cunts, innit?
2. -Innit! In fact, it's pissing it down.
- Innit! It must stem from some sense of inadequacy.
3. - Don't smoke that! There's kids here, innit!
its just short for innit, innit? -- Ali G
1. (British slang, esp. Asian, i.e. Indian, Pakistani, etc.)
Contraction of "isn't it", "isn't he/she", "aren't they", "isn't there" and many other end-of-sentence questions. For greatest effect use in places where it would make no sense whatsoever if expanded.
2. General positive exclamation meaning "yes, I agree!"
1. "Hey dere's some pigs in dat cop car over there innit?"
"Yo look at my new car innit!"
2. Raj: "Da Matrix is to'ally cool!"
Derives from the chav/townie/pikey sub-culture, but falsely over-labbeled on the British Asian Communities. Innit is a shortened version of is it not, in context, it would be "is it not?" which we can see is a question due to the required question mark and change in the pitch of the voice to indicate a question is being asked. Chavs, however, due to their lack of education (zero GCSEs) and ignorance towards learning English at school because "i already speaks it, innit", tend to, more often than not, use the term innit when a statement has been used, rather than a question.
Linguists and scientists have studied chav language and have determined the following:
1) they have tried to invent their own language
2) this is because they do no understand standard English
3) they use their "pikey-speak" to communicate with other like chavs
4) they speak in a pattern:
5) (noun), (obscene word), (verb), (subject), (innit)!
6) the pattern of speech repeats itself
7) the order may be altered according to IQ of the chav
any sentence whatsoever, innit?
A derivative of "is it not", or more directly "isn't it". Often used at the end of a statement or word to give it emphasis, and simultaneously invite agreement.
Use it instead of a full stop
blahh blahh blahh innit
Contraction of 'isn't it' which has been used in London for about 40 years ATLEAST. (so stop attibuting it to all sorts of wierd groups of people like for example chavs) Used at the end of sentances in the same was as eh?, right? or you-get-me?
Me: Where ARE you?
You: Still at work, innit.