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

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guillemet was circa 1905

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“Guillemet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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