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quod

[kwod] /kwɒd/
noun, Chiefly British Slang.
1.
jail.
Origin of quod
1690-1700
1690-1700; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for quods

quod

/kwɒd/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a slang word for jail
Word Origin
C18: of uncertain origin; perhaps changed from quad, short for quadrangle
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Word Origin and History for quods

quod

"prison," c.1700, a cant slang word of unknown origin; perhaps a variant of quad in the "building quadrangle" sense.

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Slang definitions & phrases for quods

quod

noun

A prison

[1700+; perhaps fr quadrangle; perhaps fr Romany quaid, ''prison'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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