un- + quote; possibly an eggcorn of end quote.
- Used in speech to indicate the end of a quotation.
- 2012, Jim Broadbent as Vyvyan Ayrs, Cloud Atlas, circa 1:28:04
- Mackerras himself wrote, and I quote: "He is a prostitute, whose liaisons with perverts and sodomites were commonplace in his brief and forgettable career at Caius. Lock up the silverware." Unquote.
unquote (third-person singular simple present unquotes, present participle unquoting, simple past and past participle unquoted)
- (transitive, computing) To convert (a quoted expression) back to its original form.