- Hard to deal with; dubious.
“My new neighbor seems a bit quisquous, and I can’t get a read on him yet.”
“There are many quisquous characters in mythology; the fox (in East Asian cultures), Anansi (spider god of West Africa), and Loki (Norse god) are all viewed as tricksters.”
“The chemistry professor encourages his quisquous reputation by always having a pop quiz during the first or second week of the semester.”
Scottish, 17th century
Why this word?
“Quisquous” is a Scottish word that first came into use around the 17th century, but its exact origins are uncertain. It most likely comes from the Latin word “quisquis,” which means “whoever.”
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