(countable and uncountable, plural quaintnesses)
- The state or fact of being quaint; having old-fashioned charm.
From quaint + -ness.
Variant of quaint
- Obsolete clever or skilled
- Now Rare wrought with skill; ingenious
- unusual or old-fashioned in a pleasing way
- singular; unusual; curious
- fanciful; whimsical
Origin of quaintMiddle English cointe ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin cognitus, known: see cognition