Definition of On the qt

1. Adverb. In secrecy; not openly. "They arranged to meet in secret"

Exact synonyms: In Secret, On The Q.t., Secretly

Definition of On the qt

1. Adverb. (alternative form of on the Q.T.) ¹

2. Adverb. (alternative form of on the Q.T.) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of On The Qt

on the mend
on the money
on the move
on the nail
on the nose
on the offensive(p)
on the one hand
on the other hand
on the outs
on the pill
on the plus side
on the point of
on the prowl
on the qt (current term)
on the qui vive
on the quiet(p)
on the radar
on the rampage
on the receiving end
on the record
on the right track
on the rise
on the road
on the rocks
on the ropes
on the run
on the same page

Literary usage of On the qt

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Studies in English, Written and Spoken: For the Use of Continental Students by Cornelis Stoffel (1894)
"—The phrase do the QT in the same quotation, is parallel with the phrase " to do a thing on the QT", where on the QT means "on the quiet" = 'on thr sly', ..."

2. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"Whatever I tell you is on the qt о for hälfe a farthing, and in Oxford when We asked him on the qt how it was. Bookes in Oxford and Cambridge the letter ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1915)
"... friends that he should get the powder, on the qt, load it on board his ship, and beat it while the going was good. The powder-magazine was in the ..."

4. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"Oh, my ! When the swells see our bottles and bits, I 've a notion some language '11 lly. It was on the QT, in a nook snugged away in a lot of old trees, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"WHITNEY, WILLIAM DWIGHT 0827-1894), American philologist, was born at Northampton, Massachusetts, on the Qt'h of February 1827. He was the fourth child and ..."

6. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
"... it was strictly on the QT and not generally known outside of Washington—but just between ourselves—and they could take this for gospel—Spain had finally ..."

7. Year-book of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"... and on the Qt Inorganic Matters abstracted from the Soil bj Plants under different circumstances." Phil. Tra 1846. James David Forbes. ..."

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