Associations to the word «Quaint»


QUAINT, adjective. (obsolete) Of a person: cunning, crafty. [13th-19th c.]
QUAINT, adjective. (obsolete) Cleverly made; artfully contrived. [14th-19th c.]
QUAINT, adjective. (now dialectal) Strange or odd; unusual. [from 14th c.]
QUAINT, adjective. (obsolete) Overly discriminating or needlessly meticulous; fastidious; prim. [15th-19th c.]
QUAINT, adjective. Pleasingly unusual; especially, having old-fashioned charm. [from 18th c.]
QUAINT, noun. (archaic) The vulva. [from 14th c.]

Dictionary definition

QUAINT, adjective. Strange in an interesting or pleasing way; "quaint dialect words"; "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities".
QUAINT, adjective. Very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance; "the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name"- Bill Beatty; "came forth a quaint and fearful sight"- Sir Walter Scott; "a quaint sense of humor".
QUAINT, adjective. Attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic); "houses with quaint thatched roofs"; "a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots".

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