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quillet

[ kwil-it ]
/ ˈkwɪl ɪt /
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noun Archaic.
a subtlety or quibble.
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Origin of quillet

1580–90; earlier quillity, variant of quiddity

OTHER WORDS FROM quillet

quil·let·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quillet

quillet
/ (ˈkwɪlɪt) /

noun
archaic a quibble or subtlety

Word Origin for quillet

C16: from earlier quillity, perhaps an alteration of quiddity
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