- variant of quino- before a vowel.
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.
Investigation proved that it was Cass and Quin in hot dispute, as usual.
Quin consulted his watch and his conscience at the same time.
Quin, doubled up like a jack-knife beside her, was drunk with ecstasy.
- British short for quintuplet (def. 2) US and Canadian word: quint
Word Origin and History for quin
1935, short for quintuplet, one of five.