Used as before a word or phrase to indicate a direct quotation.
The quote-unquote “free offer” cost me five dollars in postage.
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.
Used in spoken language to delimit
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.