"quid" Definition

Definitions for the word "quid" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
(pl. Same) slang one pound sterling. quids in slang in a position of profit. [probably from latin quid what]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. n.
Lump of tobacco for chewing. [a dialect word, = *cud]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
3. slang
or THICK UN, a sovereign; “half a QUID,” half a sovereign; QUIDS, money generally; “QUID for a QUOD,” one good turn for another. The word is used by old French writers:— “Des testamens qu’on dit le maistre De mon fait n’aura QUID ne QUOD.” _Grand testament de Villon._
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
4. slang
a small piece of tobacco—one mouthful. _Quid est hoc?_ asked one, tapping the swelled cheek of another; _Hoc est quid_, promptly replied the other, exhibiting at the same time a “chaw” of the weed. CUD is probably a corruption. Derivation, _O. F._, or _Norman_, QUIDER, to ruminate.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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