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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Definitions for quid

  1. A piece of something to be chewed but not swallowed.
  2. One pound sterling.

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Citations for quid
Julius took the twist, wiped off his mouth with a loose male grin, and crammed a large quid into his cheek. Thomas Wolfe, O Lost: A Story of the Buried Life
When he'd lost, he'd chew on his quid and spit in all directions . . Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Death on the Installment Plan
Origin of quid
Quid is a dialectal variant of the same word in Middle English that leads to cud, the stuff that cows chew.
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