- variant of quino- before a vowel.
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Examples from the Web for 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.
Quin, from his place at the edge of the crowd, saw a dozen men surround three.
"No, but she might like to," urged Quin, with one of his most engaging smiles.
Quin consulted his watch and his conscience at the same time.
- 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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper