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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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|
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quid1 [kwɪd] N (Brit) → libra f (esterlina)
three quid → tres libras
to be quids in → haber ganado bastante
quid2 [kwɪd] N [of tobacco] → mascada f (de tabaco)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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] n → contrepartie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (= tobacco) → Priem m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
quid[kwɪd] n (Brit) (fam) (pl inv) → sterlina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995