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Pronunciation: /kwɪd
 
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noun (plural same)

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

Origin

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

More
  • Nowadays quid is an informal word for one pound sterling, but it formerly referred specifically to a sovereign, a gold coin worth a pound. Its origin is unknown. In Australian English someone who is not the full quid is not very intelligent—in Britain the equivalent is not the full shilling. To be quids in is to be in luck or in a fortunate position, an expression that dates from the First World War.

Phrases

not the full quid

1
Australian /NZ informal Not very intelligent.

quids in

2
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
More 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.

Words that rhyme with quid

amid, backslid, bid, did, forbid, grid, hid, id, kid, Kidd, lid, Madrid, mid, outbid, outdid, rid, skid, slid, squid, underbid, yid

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quid2

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Pronunciation: /kwɪd
 
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noun

A lump of tobacco for chewing.
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.

Origin

early 18th century: variant of cud.

More
  • Nowadays quid is an informal word for one pound sterling, but it formerly referred specifically to a sovereign, a gold coin worth a pound. Its origin is unknown. In Australian English someone who is not the full quid is not very intelligent—in Britain the equivalent is not the full shilling. To be quids in is to be in luck or in a fortunate position, an expression that dates from the First World War.

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