Definition of “air quotes” - English Dictionary

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“air quotes” in British English

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air quotesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈeə ˌkwəʊts/ us /ˈer ˌkwoʊts/

imaginary quotation marks that you make in the air with your fingers, to show that you are using a word or phrase in an unusual way or repeating exactly what someone has said

(Definition of “air quotes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)