quis-quis

See also: quisquis

EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

quis-quis

  1. Alternative spelling of quisquis
    • 1899, James B. Montgomerie-Fleming, Desultory Notes on Jamieson's Scottish dictionary[1]:
      (…) but is there not also a Scotch word, “quis-quis” (the same in Latin), whoever, whosoever?

AdjectiveEdit

quis-quis (comparative more quis-quis, superlative most quis-quis)

  1. Alternative spelling of quisquis
    • 1899, James B. Montgomerie-Fleming, Desultory Notes on Jamieson's Scottish dictionary[2]:
      Strangers arriving in a place and being considered of doubtful character are spoken of as “Very quis-quis sort of people,” meaning, “Whoever, or Whosoever, they may be, we don't know and can't find out.”

ReferencesEdit

  • J[ames] B[rown] Montgomerie-Fleming (1899), “QUISQUOUS, iii. 593.”, in Desultory Notes on Jamieson’s Scottish Dictionary, Glasgow; Edinburgh: William Hodge & Company, pages 121–122