unquote

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EtymologyEdit

un- +‎ quote; possibly an eggcorn of end quote.

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InterjectionEdit

unquote

  1. Used in speech to indicate the end of a quotation.
    • 2012, Jim Broadbent as Vyvyan Ayrs, Cloud Atlas, circa 1:28:04
      Mackerras himself wrote, and I quote: "He is a prostitute, whose liaisons with perverts and sodomites were commonplace in his brief and forgettable career at Caius. Lock up the silverware." Unquote.

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VerbEdit

unquote ‎(third-person singular simple present unquotes, present participle unquoting, simple past and past participle unquoted)

  1. (transitive, computing) To convert (a quoted expression) back to its original form.
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