Definition of quint in English:


Pronunciation /kwɪnt//kɪnt/


  • 1(in piquet) a sequence of five cards of the same suit. A run of ace, king, queen, jack, and ten is a quint major and one of jack, ten, nine, eight, and seven a quint minor.

  • 2North American

    short for quintuplet
    • ‘The mother and all the quints, who weigh from 1,490 to 1,820 grams each, are in good condition, said sources at Beijing Maternity Hospital, where the delivery took place.’
    • ‘During the Great Depression, five quint girls were born in Ontario; Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne.’
    • ‘When I had unprotected sex with a woman, she became pregnant and gave birth to my little quints.’