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quid 1

 (kwĭd)
n.
A cut, as of chewing tobacco.

[Middle English quide, cud, from Old English cwidu.]

quid 2

 (kwĭd)
n. pl. quid or quids Chiefly British
A pound sterling.

[Possibly from Latin, something, what; see quiddity.]

quid

(kwɪd)
n
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]

quid

(kwɪd)
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]

quid1

(kwɪd)

n.
a portion of something, esp. tobacco, that is to be chewed but not swallowed.
[1720–30; dial. variant of cud]

quid2

(kwɪd)

n., pl. quid.
Brit. Informal. one pound sterling.
[1680–90; orig. uncertain]
cud, quid - The etymological base of cud appears to be "glutinous substance"; quid—"piece of tobacco for chewing"—is a variant of cud.
See also related terms for tobacco.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quid - the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Irelandquid - 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
retainer, consideration - a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
3.quid - a wad of something chewable as tobaccoquid - a wad of something chewable as tobacco
bite, morsel, bit - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
Translations
funt

quid

1 [kwɪd] N (Brit) → libra f (esterlina)
three quidtres libras
to be quids inhaber ganado bastante

quid

2 [kwɪd] N [of tobacco] → mascada f (de tabaco)

quid

[ˈkwɪd] [quid] (pl) n (British)livre f
to be quids in (= better off) → être gagnant(e) financièrement
They're quids in, thanks to the EC
BUT C'est tout bénef > pour eux grâce à la CE.quid pro quo [ˌkwɪdprəʊˈkwəʊ] ncontrepartie f

quid

1
n pl <-> (Brit inf) → Pfund nt; 20 quid20 Eier (sl); to be quids inauf sein Geld kommen (inf)

quid

2
n (= tobacco)Priem m

quid

[kwɪd] n (Brit) (fam) (pl inv) → sterlina
References in classic literature ?
In public buildings, visitors are implored, through the same agency, to squirt the essence of their quids, or 'plugs,' as I have heard them called by gentlemen learned in this kind of sweetmeat, into the national spittoons, and not about the bases of the marble columns.
For, Gruff and Glum, though most events acted on him simply as tobacco-stoppers, pressing down and condensing the quids within him, might be imagined to trace a family resemblance between the cherubs in the church architecture, and the cherub in the white waistcoat.
Angela and Quids In II were drawn as the last combination to go in the jump-off and they used this to their advantage as they knew that only a fast clear round would do.
Quids In Theatre Company Director Chris Begg said of the show: "As is natural, many conceptions have grown up about Burns over the centuries since his death.
YOU might think that writing a song for the winner of an X Factor-style show would earn you a few quid.
Mark Hird, a director of Tavistock Leisure, which owns the Quids Inns chain, said: "We've owned the football club for two years and realised in that time that we'd like to use the land for special events.
375 percent QUIDS is $25 per security plus a distribution of $0.
This is the sixth bi-annual Quids for Kids event and many thousands of pounds have been raised over the years.
Just look around our Quids In special to get an idea of the amazing bargains on offer.
QUIDS IN: City stars Cyrus Christie and Joe Murphy are encouraging fans to take up the club's 'kids-for-aquid' offer against Peterborough on Saturday.
BSJA North East rider Angie Mills (pictured below) is delighted with her outstanding young novice horse Quids In, having won the British Novice second round qualifier at Howe County Equestrian Centre.