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quillet

[kwil-it]
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noun Archaic.
  1. a subtlety or quibble.
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Origin of quillet

1580–90; earlier quillity, variant of quiddity
Related formsquil·let·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quillets

quillet

noun
  1. archaic a quibble or subtlety
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Word Origin

C16: from earlier quillity, perhaps an alteration of quiddity
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Word Origin and History for quillets

quillet

n.

"a quibble," obsolete, "prob. a corruption of L. quidlibet 'what you please'" [Klein].

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