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Dictionary definition for: Quaint

1. (s) strange in an interesting or pleasing way; "quaint dialect words" "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities"

2. (s) very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance; "the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name"- Bill Beatty; "came forth a quaint and fearful sight"- Sir Walter Scott; "a quaint sense

3. (s) attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic) "houses with quaint thatched roofs" "a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots"

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