Main meanings of qu. in English

: qu.1qu.2

qu.1

noun

(also qu)
rare
  • Question.

    In later use largely replaced by "Q".

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Draxe (d. ?1619), author and Church of England clergyman. Shortened from question (as a graphic abbreviation).

Main meanings of qu. in English

: qu.1qu.2

qu.2

noun

(also QU)
  • Query.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Baxter (1615–1691), ejected minister and religious writer. Shortened from query (as a graphic abbreviation).