Definition of quant
: an expert at analyzing and managing quantitative data
Recent Examples of quant from the Web
On many trading floors, quants are gaining respect, clout and money as investment firms scramble to hire mathematicians and scientists.
The event serves as an annual showdown among investors who rely on computer models and are known as quants, professional...
The players who had qualified weren’t all oddball quants and gamblers.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'quant'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of quant
short for quantitative (analyst)
First Known Use: 1979See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up quant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).