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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).


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


Derived terms


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


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


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  • IPA: /kwɪd/
    Rhymes: -ɪd