Definition of


  1. (noun, food) a wad of something chewable as tobacco
  2. (noun, possession) something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
  3. (noun, quantity) the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence

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Alternate forms of Quid

Hypernyms: bit, bite, british monetary unit, consideration, morsel, retainer

Origin of the word Quid

  1. "bite-sized piece" (of tobacco, etc.), 1727, dial. variant of M.E. cudde, from O.E. cudu, cwidu (see cud). more
  2. "one pound sterling," 1688, British slang, possibly from quid "that which is" (1606, see quiddity), as used in quid pro quo (q.v.). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Quid

qadi, qaeda, qat, qcd, qed, quad, quat, quest, quick study, quick-sighted, quick-witted, quickest, quickset, quiddity, quiet, quietude, quit, quite, quite a, quito, quoit, quota, quote

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