- a subtlety or quibble.
Origin of quillet
Examples from the Web for quillet
Historical Examples of quillet
You may take the witness, if you wish to cross-examine her, said Mr. Quillet.
Quillet, whispered Hogjaw, you have caught a tartar, I think.
Wallingford was then turned over to Mr. Quillet for cross-examination.
Stop, said Quillet, dont tell anything about what your husband said.
We ask your Honor to exclude what defendant said, exclaimed Quillet.
- archaic a quibble or subtlety
Word Origin for quillet
"a quibble," obsolete, "prob. a corruption of L. quidlibet 'what you please'" [Klein].