quid

1
[ kwid ]
/ kwɪd /

noun

a portion of something, especially tobacco, that is to be chewed but not swallowed.

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Origin of quid

1
First recorded in 1720–30; dialectal variant of cud

Definition for quid (2 of 2)

quid2
[ kwid ]
/ kwɪd /

noun, plural quid.

British Informal. one pound sterling.

Origin of quid

2
First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for quid (1 of 2)

quid1
/ (kwɪd) /

noun

a piece of tobacco, suitable for chewing

Word Origin for quid

Old English cwidu chewing resin; related to Old High German quiti glue, Old Norse kvātha resin; see cud

British Dictionary definitions for quid (2 of 2)

quid2
/ (kwɪd) /

noun plural quid

British slang one pound sterling
quids in British slang in a very favourable or advantageous position
not the full quid Australian and NZ slang mentally subnormal

Word Origin for quid

C17: of obscure origin
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