- skip - Brewer’s

Quids

,

cash or money generally. A suggested derivation may be mentioned. Quo = anything, and Quid pro quo means an equivalent generally. If now a person is offered anything on sale he might say, I have not a quid for your quo, an equivalent in cash.

“Then, looking at the gold piece, she added, ‘I guess you donʹt often get one of these quids.ʹ”—Liberty Review, June 9, 1894, p. 437.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Quia Emptores
Quibble
Quick
Quick Sticks (In)
Quickly (Dame)
Quicksand
Quickset
Quicksilver
Quid
Half a Quid
Quids
Quid Libet
Quid of Tobacco
Quid pro Quo
Quid Rides
Quiddity
Quidnunc
Quidnunkis
Quietist (A)
Quietus
Quill-drivers