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Quiddit

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Qui'ddit. n.s. [corrupted from quidlibet, Lat. or from que dit, Fr.] A subtilty; an equivocation. A low word.

Why may not that be the skull of a lawyer? where be his quiddits now? his quillets? his cases? and his tricks? Shak.

Sources: Shakespeare's Hamlet (60)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Quiddit." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6793.


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