British slang
: prison

Example Sentences

the robbers who made off with nearly a half million pounds will likely spend a good long time in quod
Recent Examples on the Web The end of the poem reads, quod amantem iniuria talis / cogit amare magis, sed bene velle minus. Jhumpa Lahiri, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2021

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quod was circa 1700

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Cite this Entry

“Quod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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