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quid1 (kwɪd Pronunciation for quid1

Definitions

noun

  1. a piece of tobacco, suitable for chewing

Word Origin

Old English cwidu chewing resin; related to Old High German quiti glue, Old Norse kvātha resin; see cud

quid2 (kwɪd Pronunciation for quid2

Definitions

noun

Word forms:   plural quid
  1. (British, slang) one pound sterling
  2. See quids in

  3. See not the full quid

Word Origin

C17: of obscure origin

Example Sentences Including 'quid'

As a quid pro quo India would demand that developed countries lower their peak customs duties.
India Today (1999)
But there is a quid pro quo for Labor's progressive elite supporters.
The Australian (2004)
He remembers exactly the sum of money he received after leaving the forces: 138 quid.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
KAK: Well, I think you ought to stick out for thirty shillings a week -- at a push you might get two quid.
Alexander Games (compiler) THE ESSENTIAL SPIKE MILLIGAN (2002)
Only a few quid has been bet on Francis winning -- that shows what the country really think of his chances.
Sun, News of the World (2000)
Or, as Alan Tait used to say, over a hundred quid if you won, almost nothing if you lost.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Say eighty jars at forty pence - I make that thirty-two quid.
Barnard, Robert The Disposal of the Living
They fetched anything from forty quid up to three hundred, depending on how gullible or lewd the buyer was.
Malcolm, John The Gwen John Sculpture
We could slap paint on the walls, but we'd have to put a few quid on our cars.
St. James, Ian Final Resort

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