Raised in a quaint rural town where everyone knows everyone, few seem to know him.
It was June 21, coming off another in a series of scorching hot weekends in the quaint Philadelphia suburb of Springfield.
Two months later, McLelland and his wife were shot to death on March 30 in their quaint home in Forney, Texas.
c.1200, cointe, "cunning, ingenious; proud," from Old French cointe "knowledgeable, well-informed; clever; arrogant, proud; elegant, gracious," from Latin cognitus "known, approved," past participle of cognoscere "get or come to know well" (see cognizance). Modern spelling is from early 14c.
Later in English, "elaborate, skillfully made" (c.1300); "strange and clever" (mid-14c.). Sense of "old-fashioned but charming" is first attested 1795, and could describe the word itself, which had become rare after c.1700 (though it soon recovered popularity in this secondary sense). Related: Quaintly; quaintness.