Definitions for quaintkweɪnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quaintkweɪnt(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. having an old-fashioned charm; oddly picturesque:

    a quaint old house.

  2. peculiar or unusual in an interesting or amusing way:

    a quaint sense of humor.

  3. skillfully or cleverly made.

  4. Obs. wise; skilled.

Origin of quaint:

1175–1225; ME queinte < OF, var. of cointe clever, pleasing 蠐 L cognitus known (ptp. of cognōscere; see cognition )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. quaint(adj)

    strange in an interesting or pleasing way

    "quaint dialect words"; "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities"

  2. quaint(adj)

    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"

  3. old-time, quaint, olde worlde(adj)

    attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)

    "houses with quaint thatched roofs"; "a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. quaint(adjective)ɪnt

    attractive but old-fashioned

    a quaint French village; her quaint manners


  1. quaint(Noun)

    The vulva.

  2. quaint(Adjective)

    Of a person: cunning, crafty.

  3. quaint(Adjective)

    Cleverly made; artfully contrived.

  4. quaint(Adjective)

    Strange or odd; unusual.

  5. quaint(Adjective)

    Overly discriminating or needlessly meticulous; fastidious; prim.

  6. quaint(Adjective)

    Pleasingly unusual; especially, having old-fashioned charm.

  7. Origin: From cointe, queinte et al., cointe, from cognitus, past participle of cognosco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quaint(adj)

    prudent; wise; hence, crafty; artful; wily

  2. Quaint(adj)

    characterized by ingenuity or art; finely fashioned; skillfully wrought; elegant; graceful; nice; neat

  3. Quaint(adj)

    curious and fanciful; affected; odd; whimsical; antique; archaic; singular; unusual; as, quaint architecture; a quaint expression

Translations for quaint

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


pleasantly odd or strange, especially because of being old-fashioned

quaint customs.

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