Origin of quint1
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Origin of quint.
Examples from the Web for quint
Historical Examples of quint
"It would 'a' been luckier if they hadn't hit him at all, Quint," answered Jumbo dryly.
Quint, a black-haired youth of twenty, gave a repressed whoop.
She paused a moment; then she added: "Quint was much too free."The Turn of the Screw
So he goes to his broker, who goes to a big feller, who goes to Quint, who goes to us.
“I thought Captain Quint very interesting,” ventured Ruhannah.
Word Origin for quint
1520s, "a tax of one-fifth," from Middle French quint, from Latin quintus "the fifth," ordinal to quinque "five" (see quinque-). Used in English of various groups of five since 17c. First attested 1935 as a shortening of quintuplet (American English; British English prefers quin); used originally of the Dionne quintuplets, born May 28, 1934, near Callander, Ontario, Canada.