variant of quino- before a vowel.

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Examples from the Web for quin

Historical Examples of quin

  • "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.


    Alice Hegan Rice

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


    Alice Hegan Rice

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


    Alice Hegan Rice

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


    Alice Hegan Rice

British Dictionary definitions for quin



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

1935, short for quintuplet, one of five.

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