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Adjective: quaint (quainter,quaintest)  kweynt
  1. Strange in an interesting or pleasing way
    "quaint dialect words"; "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities"
     
  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 humour"
     
  3. Attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
    "houses with quaint thatched roofs";
    - old-time, olde worlde

Derived forms: quainter, quaintest

See also: fashionable, happening, strange, stylish, unusual

Encyclopedia: Quaint