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|English to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|English term or phrase: QT|
|When the term QT is used in english language. What is the derivative or original word/language?|
We really need some context here, but if the expression is "on the QT", it is rather old-fashioned slang for "on the quiet" (in British English anyway, not sure about US)
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With no context, I can only think of "quart," that is:
a. A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 1/4 gallon or 32 ounces (0.946 liter). b. A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1/8 peck or 2 pints (1.101 liters). c. A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in liquid and dry measure, equal to 1.201 U.S. liquid quarts or 1.032 U.S. dry quarts (1.136 liters).
Middle English, from Old French quarte, from Latin qurta, feminine of qurtus (fourth)
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
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Native speaker of: Turkish
|Sorry..I didn't give enough info. This strictly qt (dont tel|