There are 2 definitions of quid in English:

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Pronunciation: /kwɪd
 
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noun (plural same)

British informal
  • One pound sterling: we paid him four hundred quid
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    • 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.

Phrases

not the full quid

Australian /NZ informal Not very intelligent.

quids in

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 prize
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  • 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.

Origin

late 17th century (denoting a sovereign): of obscure origin.

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There are 2 definitions of quid in English:

quid2

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Pronunciation: /kwɪd
 
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noun

  • A lump of tobacco for chewing.
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    • 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.

Origin

early 18th century: variant of cud.

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