- A British pound sterling that you can use to buy an item that costs one pound is an example of a quid.
- A lump of Skoal or Red Man chewing tobacco is an example of quid.
Origin of quid; from Old English cwidu, variant, variety of cudu, cud
Origin of quiduncertain or unknown; perhaps origin, originally slang use of Classical Latin quid, something, especially in quid pro quo
Origin of quidMiddle English quide, cud, from Old English cwidu.
nounpl. quid or quids Chiefly British
Origin of quidPossibly from Latin, something, what; see quiddity.
- The inherent nature of something.
- (US, historical) A section of the Democratic-Republican Party between 1805 and 1811 (from tertium quid).
From Latin quid (“what, something"), neuter singular of quis (“who").
(plural quid or quids)
- A piece of chewing tobacco.
- (US, colloquial) the act of chewing such tobacco
(third-person singular simple present quids, present participle quidding, simple past and past participle quidded)
Variant of cud.
quid - Investment & Finance Definition
A British term that is used as a nickname to its primary currency unit, the pound. It is the equivalent of the dollar and is used in the same way that “buck” is used to refer to the U.S. dollar.