Main definitions of quid in English

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quid1

noun

British
informal
  • One pound sterling.

    ‘we paid him four hundred quid’
    • ‘You pay forty quid a month to watch advertising you also pay for.’
    • ‘If you drop a pound into the collecting box of a registered charity, that's all it gets - one shiny quid.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It cost me fifty quid, or about seventy-five US dollars and I was happy to pay it.’
    • ‘Many banks will let you open a high-interest savings account with just a quid.’
    • ‘Save yourself a couple of quid a week by reading them online instead.’
    • ‘He was fined seventy quid and given fifty pounds costs against him.’
    • ‘Its spending power may have decreased, but you can still pick up bargains for a quid.’
    • ‘The brushes I'd found were a cheap, bargain lot I picked up in Swansea for a couple of quid some time last year.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, the owner refused to pay me more than two quid an hour, and even I had standards.’
    • ‘Well done everyone, it was the best five quid I have spent in a long time.’
    • ‘But small amounts - a couple of quid here, a few pence there - can add up quite quickly.’
    • ‘If you've ever wondered why a small tub of hummus costs around a quid you should try making it yourself.’
    • ‘The lodger has moved out, leaving me three hundred quid a month short.’
    • ‘Watch this space to see how the three hundred and fifty pound camera compares with the thirty quid webcam.’
    • ‘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.’
    pound sterling, £
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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.’
    • ‘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?’’
    • ‘Almost all habitual chewers use tobacco with or without the betel quid.’
    quid, twist, plug, chew
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Origin

Early 18th century: variant of cud.

Pronunciation:

quid

/kwid/