quod
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1700 slang British prison

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  • Quod — Quod, v. Quoth; said. See {Quoth}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Let be, quod he, it shall not be. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quod — (kw[o^]d), v. t. To put in quod, or prison; to lock up; to jug. [Slang] Kipling …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quod — (kw[o^]d), n. [For quad, abbrev. of quadrangle.] A quadrangle or court, as of a prison; hence, a prison. [Slang] Flogged or whipped in quod. T. Hughes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quod — Curieux nom aux allures latines rencontré surtout en Charente Maritime, porté également dans les Pyrénées Orientales (Corbère) au XVIIe siècle. Je n en connais pas la signification …   Noms de famille

  • quod — prison, c.1700, a cant slang word of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • quod — [kwäd] n. [prob. var. of quad, contr. < QUADRANGLE (of a prison)] [Slang, Chiefly Brit.] prison; jail …   English World dictionary

  • Quod — The word quod can refer to the following:* The Quod , a contemporary nickname for the English Quota System during the Napoleonic Wars * a quod , the main playing item in the fictional sport of Quodpot in the Harry Potter universeThe word is also… …   Wikipedia

  • quod — pas·sa·ma·quod·dy; quod; quod·dy; quod·li·bet; quod·li·bet·ic; quod·li·bet·i·cal; quod·li·bet·i·cal·ly; …   English syllables

  • quod —    prison    It was formerly spelt quad, a shortened form of quadrangle, the area in which students were confined for punishment:     He has got two years now. I went to see him once in quod. (Mayhew, 1862)    To quod, to send to prison, is… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • quod — noun a) A quadrangle or court, as of a prison; hence, a prison. c.1894: I dont suppose youll get more than a couple of months quod for them. an acquaintance of , quoted by James Cockington, Banned: Tales From the Bizarre History of Australian… …   Wiktionary

  • quod — noun in quod BrE old fashioned in prison …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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