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Kit

(Anglo-Saxon, kette, a cist or box [of tools].) Hence that which contains the necessaries, tools, etc., of a workman.

A soldier's kit.
His outfit. The whole kit of them. The whole lot. (See above.) Used contemptuously.

Kit

A three-stringed fiddle. (Anglo-Saxon, cytere; Latin,cithara)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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