Definition of quillet in US English:

quillet

(also quellat, guillet)

noun

English Regional, South-Western
  • A small plot or narrow strip of land.

noun

  • A verbal nicety, a subtle distinction; a frivolous or evasive argument; a quibble.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament. Origin unknown<br>late 16th century; earliest use found in George Whetstone (d. 1587), writer. Apparently shortened from quillity. Compare later quiddit, quibble.

Pronunciation

quillet

/ˈkwɪlɪt/