A quid is "slang" for one pound in the English system of money. It would be similar to the "buck" in America, however it's one quid or two quid, not two quids. Actually you'd probably just say quid instead of saying "one quid".

Quids, a name given to the supporters of John Randolph when he seceded from the Republican party in 1805. The Latin phrase tertium quid, a "third something" (as distinguished from the two powerful parties) gave rise to the name.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

Quid (?), n. [See Cud.]

A portion suitable to be chewed; a cud; as, a quid of tobacco.


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Quid, v. t. (Man.)

To drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses. Youatt.


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Quid (?), n. [Etym. uncertain.]

An English coin, a sovereign. [Slang, Eng.]

They invited him to come to-morrow, . . . and bring half a quid with him.
Charles Reade.


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