What does Quincy mean?

Definitions for Quincy
ˈkwɪn zi, -siquin·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Quincy, Josiah Quincynoun

    American patriot who presented the colonists' grievances to the English king (1744-1775)


  1. Quincynoun

    An American male given name transferred from the surname.

  2. Quincynoun

    Any of a number of places in the U.S.A. named after people with the surname.

  3. Etymology: Norman surname of origin, from a place name Quincy or Quincey in France, ultimately derived from the Quintus - fifth born.


  1. Quincy

    Quincy / Kono Yo no Shirushi" is BoAs 13th Japanese single. "Kono Yo no Shirushi" is the song featured on Calpis commercial. This single was not included on any of her full studio albums but was on her best selling compilation album Best of Soul, which was also her second highest selling album.


  1. quincy

    Quincy can refer to a few things depending on the context: 1) Quincy is a male given name of French origin, meaning "estate of the fifth son". 2) It is also the name of several places in the United States, such as Quincy, Massachusetts, named after Colonel John Quincy. 3) In a medical context, Quincy or Quinsy refers to a complication of tonsillitis; a peritonsillar abscess, a condition characterized by a collection of pus in the throat resulting from bacterial infection. Remember to make sure which Quincy one is referring to in a conversation - a person, a place, or the medical condition.


  1. Quincy

    Quincy is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Its nickname is "City of Presidents." As a major part of Metropolitan Boston, Quincy is a member of Boston's Inner Core Committee for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Its population in 2010 was 92,271, making it the 8th largest city in the state. Quincy is the birthplace of former U.S. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as statesman John Hancock, fourth and longest serving President of the Continental Congress. It was named after Colonel John Quincy, maternal grandfather of Abigail Adams and after whom John Quincy Adams was also named. The city is pronounced KWIN-zee, following the pronunciation of the family name, though both are generally mispronounced outside the area.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Quincy

    a city in Illinois, U.S., on the Mississippi, 160 m. above St. Louis; a handsome city, with a large trade and extensive factories; is a great railway centre.

Editors Contribution

  1. Quincy

    Little boy

    Little boy goes to school

    Submitted by anonymous on March 3, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Quincy is ranked #24665 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Quincy surname appeared 1,012 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Quincy.

    60.9% or 617 total occurrences were White.
    28.4% or 288 total occurrences were Black.
    3.6% or 37 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3.2% or 33 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.9% or 30 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quincy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quincy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Quincy in a Sentence

  1. Michael Jackson:

    Musician Quincy Jones says my son stole it, but Musician Quincy Jones was the producer on both [ ‘ Billie Jean ’ and ‘ State of Independence ’ ], so if anybody is wrong it would be Quincy.

  2. Mayor Koch:

    Flag Day has a very special meaning to me because my dad started the celebration in Quincy, having said that, everybody should take pride in Old Glory, for it is the greatest symbol of freedom and liberty in the world.

  3. Scott Logan:

    Everyone in Quincy knows about Dunkin' Donuts, nobody knows the guy who invented the donut is buried right here. Nobody ever asks about him.

  4. Alice Walker:

    I knew they weren't gonna do much with it when Quincy Jones (who was one of the film's producers) said, 'You know that kiss? (Director Steven Spielberg) is gonna make it very tasteful,' so I thought, 'umm OK.'.

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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. ostensive
    • B. lacerate
    • C. commensal
    • D. usurious

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