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Topic: CURRENCIES

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Perhaps from Latin what 'what, something'

quid

noun
     
quid S2 plural quid [countable] British English informal
1PEC one pound in money:
She earns at least 600 quid a week.
2

be quids in

to make a good profit:
If this deal comes off, we'll be quids in.
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