Definition of quaint
- quaint with many a device in India ink
- —Herman Melville
- a quaint phrase
The fishing village was very quaint.
The writer talks about the quaint customs of the natives.
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: having an old-fashioned or unusual quality or appearance that is usually attractive or appealing
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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