quote unquote

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AdjectiveEdit

quote unquote

  1. (idiomatic) Emphasizes the following, or sometimes preceding, word or phrase for irony, as used almost exclusively in spoken language.
    Maybe you should ask your quote unquote friend what happened to the money.

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AdverbEdit

quote ... unquote

  1. Used in spoken language to delimit a quotation in the same function as quotation marks.
    (spoken) Adam Smith claimed that a capitalist is, quote, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention, unquote.

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Last modified on 11 March 2014, at 08:12