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A cut, as of chewing tobacco.
[Middle English quide, cud, from Old English cwidu.]
n. pl. quid or quids Chiefly British
A pound sterling.
[Possibly from Latin, something, what; see quiddity.]
a piece of tobacco, suitable for chewing
[Old English cwidu chewing resin; related to Old High German quiti glue, Old Norse kvātha resin; see cud]
n, pl quid
1. (Currencies) slang Brit one pound sterling
2. quids in slang Brit in a very favourable or advantageous position
3. not the full quid slang Austral and NZ mentally subnormal
[C17: of obscure origin]
a portion of something, esp. tobacco, that is to be chewed but not swallowed.
[1720–30; dial. variant of cud]
n., pl. quid.
Brit. Informal. one pound sterling.
[1680–90; orig. uncertain]
See also related terms for tobacco.
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|Noun||1.||quid - the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence|
British monetary unit - monetary unit in Great Britain
penny - a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
|2.||quid - something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises|
|3.||quid - a wad of something chewable as tobacco|