scare quote meaning
Noun: scare quote
- The use of quotation marks to indicate that it is not the authors preferred terminology
Derived forms: scare quotes
Type of: inverted comma [Brit], quotation mark, quote
Encyclopedia: Scare quote
- And there is ( notice the scare quotes, though ).
- You may too want to dump the " scare quotes ".
- The phrase occasionally appears in scare quotes : " targeted therapy ".
- We have a passable article on it at Scare quotes.
- :BenRG : do you really think those scare quotes are necessary?