(noun, adjective)


1. strange in an interesting or pleasing way

- quaint dialect words

- quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities

Similar word(s): strange, unusual

2. 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

- came forth a quaint and fearful sight

- a quaint sense of humor

Similar word(s): strange, unusual

3. attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)

- houses with quaint thatched roofs

Similar word(s): fashionable, stylish


1. (archaic) The vulva. [from 14th c.]