- Business Slang. an expert in quantitative analysis.
Origin of quant
An Americanism dating back to 1985–90; by clipping
- Mary,born 1934, English fashion designer and entrepreneur.
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Examples from the Web for quant
In late 2007 the bank decided that what it needed was a numbers guy—a quant.Citi's Parade of CEOs
October 22, 2012
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.
Sez I, 'Quant, you lay right down, and don't you stir a inch!
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.
- a long pole for propelling a boat, esp a punt, by pushing on the bottom of a river or lake
- to propel (a boat) with a quant
C15: probably from Latin contus a pole, from Greek kontos
- 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
C20: from quantitative
- 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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