Where Does the Word Quid Originate from?

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According to 1994 Collin's Dictionary, quid is British and Australian slang for money. The origin is unknown.
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It could come from the Latin expression 'quid pro quo' which means 'what for which' i.e. to exchange something for something else. So it could have been used when people gave money
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The word golf was derived from a Scottish word golve. An old wives tale was that it was an acronym for "gentleman only, ladies forbidden" but that is not true.
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It's speculated that it's from "quid pro quo," this for that, a thing that's exchanged for another. See: http://www.etymonline.com/index.... Embed
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