noun (plural same)British • informal
- One pound sterling: we paid him four hundred quidMore example sentences
- I was twenty four at the time, and I hadn't yet paid back a single penny of the three thousand quid he lent me to buy my first car.
- You pay forty quid a month to watch advertising you also pay for.
- The lodger has moved out, leaving me three hundred quid a month short.
late 17th century: of obscure origin.
- A lump of tobacco for chewing.More example sentences
- Aagaard recorded that some of the crewmen traded fossils for tobacco, quoting them as saying, ‘What were fossils good for when you had Navy cut and juicy quids?’
- I rehydrated the dried leaves and rolled up three quids.
- Almost all habitual chewers use tobacco with or without the betel quid.
early 18th century: variant of cud.