Meaning of quote — unquote in English:

quote — unquote

(also quote, unquote)

phrase

informal
  • Used when speaking to indicate a statement or passage that one is quoting.

    ‘the second sentence says, quote, there has never been a better time to invest in the commodities market, unquote’
    ‘the brochure describes the view as, quote, unquote, unforgettably breathtaking’
    • ‘But when you're the editor of a magazine at a convention full of quote healers unquote, people will trip over themselves trying to show you how their particular shtick will make you feel better.’