qt.

q.t.

or Q.T.

Informal.
  1. quiet.
Idioms
  1. on the q.t., stealthily; secretly: to meet someone on the q.t.

Origin of q.t.

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for qt

qt

abbreviation for plural qt or qts
  1. quart

q.t.

abbreviation for informal
  1. quiet
  2. on the q.t. secretly
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Word Origin and History for qt

q.t.

n.

slang for "quiet," in phrase on the q.t., attested from 1874. Phrase on the quiet appears from 1847.

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qt in Medicine

qt

abbr.
  1. quart
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qt in Science

qt.

  1. Abbreviation of quart
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Idioms and Phrases with qt

Q.T.

see on the Q.T.

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