Quid

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English

Noun

Quid (plural Quids)
  1. The inherent nature of something.
  2. (US, historical) A section of the Democratic-Republican Party between 1805 and 1811 (from tertium quid).

Noun

Quid (plural quid or rarely quids)
  1. (historical) A sovereign or guinea.
  2. (UK, colloquial) Pound sterling.
    Five quid for a sandwich? You're having a laugh!
  3. (Australian, colloquial) pound (before the 1966 currency change)
  4. (Irish, colloquial) pound, punt, euro

Synonyms

Derived terms

Noun

Quid (plural Quids)
  1. A piece of chewing tobacco.
  2. (US, colloquial) the act of chewing such tabacco

Verb

Quid (third-person singular simple present Quids, present participle quidding, simple past and past participle quidded)

  1. To chew tobacco
  2. (of a horse) To let food drop from the mouth whilst chewing

Thesaurus

axiom, bawbee, bite, bolus, cavendish, center, champ, chaw, chew, chewing tobacco, chomp, core, crown, cud, cut plug, dollar, eating tobacco, elixir, essence, essential, farthing, fid, fiver, florin, flower, focus, fourpence, fourpenny, fundamental, gist, gnash, gob, gravamen, groat, guinea, half crown, half dollar, halfpenny, heart, hypostasis, inner essence, kernel, mag, marrow, meat, meg, mite, monkey, morsel, mouthful, munch, navy, navy plug, new pence, nibble, nip, np, nub, nucleus, nuts and bolts, p, pence, penny, pigtail, pith, pony, postulate, pound, principle, quiddity, quintessence, sap, shilling, sixpence, snap, soul, spirit, stuff, substance, swallow, tenner, the nitty-gritty, threepence, threepenny bit, thrippence, tobacco juice, tuppence, twist, twopence

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kwɪd/
    Rhymes: -ɪd

Etymology 1

From Latin quid (what, something), neuter singular of quis (who).

Etymology 2

Origin unknown.

Etymology 3

Variant of cud.

See also


French

Pronoun

quid

  1. what about
    Quid de la transparence du programme ?

Etymology

From Latin quid.

Synonyms

  • Qu'en est-il de...
  • Qu'est-il advenu de...

Italian

Noun

Quid m. inv.

  1. A certain something (that is somehow undefinable)

Latin

Conjunction

Quid n.

  1. why
  2. what

Derived terms

Pronoun

Quid n. (interrogative pronoun)

  1. Neuter of quis.
    Quid dico?
    What do I say?

Descendants


Spanish

Noun

Quid m.

  1. gist; point; crux
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