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quant

[kwahnt] /kwɑnt/
noun
1.
Business Slang. an expert in quantitative analysis.
Origin of quant
1985-1990
An Americanism dating back to 1985-90; by clipping

Quant

[kwahnt] /kwɑnt/
noun
1.
Mary, born 1934, English fashion designer and entrepreneur.
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  • You will remember that on the east of the Bullecourt front was the quant Salient.

    A Company of Tanks W. H. L. Watson
  • "Tell Riley to be on hand Monday," he said to Mrs. quant that evening.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • Sez I, 'quant, you lay right down, and don't you stir a inch!

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • quant moi, I always adopt the religion of the country I am in.

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor Helen Leah Reed
  • quant au reste, qu'on n'innoueroit rien, ains leur accoustume ils receuroyent la distribution quotidienne l'egal des autres.

  • quant au fond de la question, however, I am still in doubt and wait for the light of further reflexion to settle my opinion.

  • quant à moi, je trouve les choses que ces messieurs se disent fort bien dites et tout à fait dignes de deux gentilhommes.

    The English Novel George Saintsbury
  • quant Richard Wagner lan, je ne puis vous donner que des nouvelles peu agrables: il se trane travers la vie comme un fardeau.

    Wagner as I Knew Him Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
  • So late as January, 1561, he wrote: "quant la religion, que sa Majest se peult asseur que je viveray et moreray en icelle."

British Dictionary definitions for quant

quant1

/kwɒnt/
noun
1.
a long pole for propelling a boat, esp a punt, by pushing on the bottom of a river or lake
verb
2.
to propel (a boat) with a quant
Word Origin
C15: probably from Latin contus a pole, from Greek kontos

quant2

/kwɒnt/
noun
1.
(informal) a highly paid computer specialist with a degree in a quantitative science, employed by a financial house to predict the future price movements of securities, commodities, currencies, etc
Word Origin
C20: from quantitative

Quant

/kwɒnt/
noun
1.
Mary. born 1934, British fashion designer, whose Chelsea Look of miniskirts and geometrically patterned fabrics dominated London fashion in the 1960s
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Slang definitions & phrases for quant

quant

n,n phr

by 1990s An expert in quantitative analysis of stock-market and other business trends: While not all the students entering business school can be classified as ''quant jocks,'' those whose strengths lie in their quantitative abilities

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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