quote unquote

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Adjective[edit]

quote unquote

  1. (idiomatic) Emphasizes the following, or sometimes preceding, word or phrase for irony, as used almost exclusively in spoken language. In written language, quotation marks would be used instead.
    Synonyms: so-called, supposed
    Maybe you should ask your quote unquote friend what happened to the money.

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Adverb[edit]

quote ... unquote

  1. Used in spoken language to delimit a quotation in the same function as quotation marks.
    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.
    Synonyms: quote, quote end quote

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