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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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"
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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)
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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
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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
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quid

[kwɪd] n (Brit) (fam) (pl inv) → sterlina
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References in periodicals archive ?
RABBIE Burns is being brought to life in a multimedia stage play created by North-East production company Quids In Theatre in conjunction with Aberdeen City Council and Vibrant Aberdeen.
My insider tells me: "Ben had no deal at the time but thought that when he wrote the hit he'd be quids in, especially when it hit No.3 in their charts."
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.