un·​quote ˈən-ˌkwōt How to pronounce unquote (audio)
 also  -ˌkōt
used orally to indicate the end of a direct quotation

Examples of unquote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is there any sense of wanting to make up for quote–unquote lost time? Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 11 Apr. 2024 So, these are not moments where there’s this, quote/unquote, always clean unless Republicans are negotiating. ABC News, 7 May 2023 This was a man who was educated in the United States, who was fluent in English and had spent the majority of his life essentially working as a quote unquote, journalist for the Saudi royal family. CBS News, 23 Dec. 2020 Ravi Dhar, the director of the Center for Customer Insights at Yale, adds that for today’s consumers—quote-unquote millennials—the need to own just isn’t there. Cam Wolf, GQ, 31 Aug. 2017 Olympia Fields, where Jim Furyk (tied) the scoring record (in 2003), that was not a quote-unquote great Open course. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, 9 June 2017 Much of our quote-unquote organic produce comes from overseas. New York Times, 13 Jan. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unquote was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Unquote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquote. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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un·​quote ˈən-ˌkwōt How to pronounce unquote (audio)
used orally to mark the end of a direct quotation
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