One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
One pound sterling.‘we paid him four hundred quid’
pound sterling, £View synonyms
- ‘If you've ever wondered why a small tub of hummus costs around a quid you should try making it yourself.’
- ‘Its spending power may have decreased, but you can still pick up bargains for a quid.’
- ‘Watch this space to see how the three hundred and fifty pound camera compares with the thirty quid webcam.’
- ‘The brushes I'd found were a cheap, bargain lot I picked up in Swansea for a couple of quid some time last year.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘For a modest two quid you get a glass of wine or a soft drink too.’
- ‘Well done everyone, it was the best five quid I have spent in a long time.’
- ‘Many banks will let you open a high-interest savings account with just a quid.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘However, the owner refused to pay me more than two quid an hour, and even I had standards.’
- ‘I for one would be prepared to pay up to a quid and not a penny more.’
- ‘If you drop a pound into the collecting box of a registered charity, that's all it gets - one shiny quid.’
- ‘Save yourself a couple of quid a week by reading them online instead.’
- ‘It cost me fifty quid, or about seventy-five US dollars and I was happy to pay it.’
- ‘But small amounts - a couple of quid here, a few pence there - can add up quite quickly.’
- ‘You pay forty quid a month to watch advertising you also pay for.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The lodger has moved out, leaving me three hundred quid a month short.’
Late 17th century (denoting a sovereign): of obscure origin.
A lump of tobacco for chewing.
twist, plug, chewView synonyms
- ‘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?’’
Early 18th century: variant of cud.
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