quant

[kwahnt]
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Origin of quant

An Americanism dating back to 1985–90; by clipping

Quant

[kwahnt]
noun
  1. Mary,born 1934, English fashion designer and entrepreneur.
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Contemporary Examples of quant

  • In late 2007 the bank decided that what it needed was a numbers guy—a quant.

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Historical Examples of quant


British Dictionary definitions for quant

quant

1
noun
  1. a long pole for propelling a boat, esp a punt, by pushing on the bottom of a river or lake
verb
  1. to propel (a boat) with a quant

Word Origin for quant

C15: probably from Latin contus a pole, from Greek kontos

quant

2
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 for quant

C20: from quantitative

Quant

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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