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.
- British • informal In a position where one has profited or is likely to profit from something: put your brain power to the test—you could be quids in with a cash prizeMore example sentences
- In areas where purchase prices are cheap, but high student numbers keep rents high, they will be quids in by subsidising their offspring through higher education if they buy a house to let out to others at the college.
- The more sceptical claimed the council would be quids in by selling off the old school site, but no, that had nothing to do with it - it was purely a matter of space, said the council.
- If Premiership status is achieved, they'll be quids in.
late 17th century (denoting a sovereign): 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.