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guillemet

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noun guil·le·met \ˌgē-(y)ə-ˈmā, ˌgi-lə-ˈmet\

Definition of guillemet

  1. :  either of the marks « or » used as quotation marks in French writing



Origin and Etymology of guillemet

French, from diminutive of Guillaume William (perhaps a printer's name)


First Known Use: circa 1905


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