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  1. variant of quino- before a vowel.
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Examples from the Web for quin

Historical Examples

  • "You'll have Kitty Dwyer to call upon you the moment she hears you 're come," said Quin.

    Sir Jasper Carew

    Charles James Lever

  • "Oh, I just want to say good-by," Quin threw off with a great show of indifference.

    Quin

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • Quin, from his place at the edge of the crowd, saw a dozen men surround three.

    Quin

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • "No, but she might like to," urged Quin, with one of his most engaging smiles.

    Quin

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • Quin consulted his watch and his conscience at the same time.

    Quin

    Alice Hegan Rice


British Dictionary definitions for quin

quin

noun
  1. British short for quintuplet (def. 2) US and Canadian word: quint
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Word Origin and History for quin

n.

1935, short for quintuplet, one of five.

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