quaint - Dictionary definition and meaning for word quaint

(adj) strange in an interesting or pleasing way
Example Sentence
  • quaint dialect words
  • quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities

(adj) very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance
Example Sentence
  • the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name
  • came forth a quaint and fearful sight
  • a quaint sense of humor

(adj) attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
Synonyms : old-time , olde worlde
Example Sentence
  • houses with quaint thatched roofs
  • a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quaint

If you know someone already, you call them ac + quaint. That is because, they are already known to you (old).
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by garrulous

quaint can be closely related with the word "FAINT" where you need to take the meaning as faint colors which are ODD,OLD FASHIONED.
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by daringdavin

gre bigbook QUANT'S questions are old fashioned
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by lebshah

If you PAINT that house, you will destroy its old fashioned charm.
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by pcsjith

quaint rhymes with PAINT..something is good to paint implies it's picturesque,attractive,charming and if i want to paint something unpleasant/ugly ,im an ECCENTRIC,weird,bizarre person
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by ggauravr

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