QUAINT, adjective [The latter word would lead us to refer quaint to the Latin accinctus, ready, but Skinner thinks it more probably from comptus, neat, well dressed.]
1. Nice; scrupulously and superfluously exact; having petty elegance; as a quaint phrase; a quaint fashion.
To show how quaint an orator you are.
2. Subtle; artful. obsolete
3. Fine-spun; artfully framed.
4. Affected; as quaint fopperies.
5. In common use, odd; fanciful; singular; and so used by Chaucer.