- on the q.t., stealthily; secretly: to meet someone on the q.t.
Origin of q.t.
Related Words for qthidden, undercover, surreptitious, secluded, latent, mysterious, covert, undisclosed, unknown, private, dark, underground, concealed, clandestine, invisible, obscure, buried, secret, privy, occult
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Historical Examples of qt
The heater when connected to a current supply and placed in 1 qt.
This therefore measures the area generated by the motion of QT.
I was only about as upset as that spilled milk that was cried over and no wonder at 18 cents a qt.Believe You Me!
Nina Wilcox Putnam
A very effective dip for brass and copper articles, that will leave a clean and bright finish, is 2 qt.
Stops, A, are placed in the casing at the right places for each pocket to spill when exactly 2 qt.
- on the q.t. secretly
slang for "quiet," in phrase on the q.t., attested from 1874. Phrase on the quiet appears from 1847.
- Abbreviation of quart
see on the Q.T.