Definitions for: Quid


[n] a wad of something chewable as tobacco
[n] the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence



Webster (1913) Definition: Quid, n. [Etym. uncertain.]
An English coin, a sovereign. [Slang, Eng.]

They invited him to come to-morrow, . . . and bring
half a quid with him. --Charles
Reade.


Quid, n. [See Cud.]
A portion suitable to be chewed; a cud; as, a quid of
tobacco.


Quid, v. t. (Man.)
To drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; --
said of horses. --Youatt.

Synonyms: British pound, chaw, chew, cud, plug, pound, pound sterling, wad

See Also: bit, bite, British monetary unit, morsel, penny

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Famous Quotes Containing Quid:


Acting for me is not that quid pro quo.

-- Tom Wilkinson (British Actor)

I mean, I wouldn't pay more than a couple of quid to see me, and I'm me.

-- Terry Prachett (English Author)

Wilderness designations should not be the result of a quid pro quo. They should rise or fall on their own merits.

-- Nick Rahall (American Politician)


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