Main definitions of quid in English

: quid1quid2

quid1

noun

British
informal
  • One pound sterling.

    ‘we paid him four hundred quid’
    • ‘Many banks will let you open a high-interest savings account with just a quid.’
    • ‘He was fined seventy quid and given fifty pounds costs against him.’
    • ‘Is there anybody out there who still fancies putting a quid on a horse this morning?’
    • ‘I said that a customer is somebody who pays for goods or services, and if he wanted any more input from me it would cost him five quid a word.’
    • ‘For a modest two quid you get a glass of wine or a soft drink too.’
    • ‘It cost me fifty quid, or about seventy-five US dollars and I was happy to pay it.’
    • ‘The lodger has moved out, leaving me three hundred quid a month short.’
    • ‘If you've ever wondered why a small tub of hummus costs around a quid you should try making it yourself.’
    • ‘But small amounts - a couple of quid here, a few pence there - can add up quite quickly.’
    • ‘Watch this space to see how the three hundred and fifty pound camera compares with the thirty quid webcam.’
    • ‘Well done everyone, it was the best five quid I have spent in a long time.’
    • ‘The brushes I'd found were a cheap, bargain lot I picked up in Swansea for a couple of quid some time last year.’
    • ‘If you drop a pound into the collecting box of a registered charity, that's all it gets - one shiny quid.’
    • ‘I for one would be prepared to pay up to a quid and not a penny more.’
    • ‘I was twenty four at the time, and I hadn't yet paid back a single penny of the three thousand quid he lent me to buy my first car.’
    • ‘You pay forty quid a month to watch advertising you also pay for.’
    • ‘Its spending power may have decreased, but you can still pick up bargains for a quid.’
    • ‘Save yourself a couple of quid a week by reading them online instead.’
    • ‘However, the owner refused to pay me more than two quid an hour, and even I had standards.’
    pound sterling, £
    View synonyms

Origin

Late 17th century: of obscure origin.

Pronunciation:

quid

/kwid/

Main definitions of quid in English

: quid1quid2

quid2

noun

  • A lump of tobacco for chewing.

    • ‘I rehydrated the dried leaves and rolled up three quids.’
    • ‘Almost all habitual chewers use tobacco with or without the betel quid.’
    • ‘Aagaard recorded that some of the crewmen traded fossils for tobacco, quoting them as saying, ‘What were fossils good for when you had Navy cut and juicy quids?’’
    quid, twist, plug, chew
    View synonyms

Origin

Early 18th century: variant of cud.

Pronunciation:

quid

/kwid/