quid

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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).

Etymology 2[edit]

Origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

quid (plural quid or quids)

  1. (historical) A sovereign or guinea.
  2. (UK, colloquial) Pound sterling.
    Five quid for a sandwich? You're having a laugh!
  3. (Australia, colloquial) pound (before the 1966 currency change)
  4. (Ireland, colloquial) pound, punt
  5. (Ireland, colloquial) euro
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Etymology 3[edit]

Variant of cud.

Noun[edit]

quid (plural quids)

  1. A piece of chewing tobacco.
    • 1901, W. W. Jacobs, chapter 1, Light Freights, page 1:
      He broke off to open a small brass tobacco-box and place a little quid of tobacco tenderly into a pouch in his left cheek, ...
  2. (US, colloquial) the act of chewing such tobacco

Verb[edit]

quid (third-person singular simple present quids, present participle quidding, simple past and past participle quidded)

  1. To chew tobacco
    • 1902, John Masefield, A Ballad of John Silver
      Ah! the pig-tailed, quidding pirates and the pretty pranks we played
  2. (of a horse) To let food drop from the mouth whilst chewing

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quid.

Pronoun[edit]

quid

  1. what about
    Quid de la transparence du programme ?

Synonyms[edit]

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

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

quid m (invariable)

  1. A certain something (that is somehow undefinable)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, cf. *kʷis.

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Pronoun[edit]

quid n (interrogative pronoun)

  1. neuter form of quis.
    Quid dico?
    What do I say?

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Adverb[edit]

quid

  1. why? what for?

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Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: que
  • Romanian: ce
  • Romansch: tge
  • Sicilian: chi
  • Spanish: que

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

quid m

  1. gist; point; crux