What does quaint mean?

Definitions for quaintkweɪnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quaint.

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quaint

    kwānt, adj. unusual: odd: whimsical: (obs.) prim, affectedly nice: fine: (Shak.) clever.—adv. Quaint′ly.—n. Quaint′ness. [O. Fr. coint—L. cognitus, known. Some confusion with L. comptus, neat, is probable.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quaint in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quaint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of quaint

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Translations for quaint

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • طريفArabic
  • kuriózníCzech
  • løjerlig, kuriøs, ejendommeligDanish
  • pittoresk, kurios, wunderlich, malerisch, urigGerman
  • γραφικόGreek
  • curioso, pintorescoSpanish
  • عجیب و جالبPersian
  • remarquable, délicat, intelligence, pittoresque, incohérant, finesse, incovenant, exigeant, illogiqueFrench
  • विचित्रHindi
  • inappropriato, pittoresco, vano, caratteristico, bizzarro, curiosoItalian
  • מוּזָרHebrew
  • 風変わりなJapanese
  • 기이Korean
  • schranderheid, onlogisch, slimheid, typisch, kieskeurig, merkwaardig, veeleisend, onsamenhangend, pittoresk, ongepastDutch
  • ciudatRomanian
  • старомодныйRussian
  • čudesan, staromodanSerbo-Croatian
  • sällsam, egendomlig, gammalmodig, sirlig, kuriös, pittoresk, ovanlig, gammaldags, märkvärdigSwedish
  • химернийUkrainian
  • 精巧Chinese

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