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q.t.

Informal.
1.
Idioms
2.
on the q.t., stealthily; secretly:
to meet someone on the q.t.
Also, Q.T.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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British Dictionary definitions for q t

q.t.

abbreviation (informal)
1.
quiet
2.
on the q.t., secretly
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Word Origin and History for q t

q.t.

n.

slang for "quiet," in phrase on the q.t., attested from 1874. Phrase on the quiet appears from 1847.

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Related Abbreviations for q t

q.t.

quiet

Q.T.

Latin qui tam (who sues)
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Idioms and Phrases with q t

Q.T.

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