Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of quoth.
  • See quad, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Slang To put in quod, or prison; to lock up; to jug.
  • verb obsolete Quoth; said. See quoth.
  • noun Slang A quadrangle or court, as of a prison; hence, a prison.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable A quadrangle or court, as of a prison; a prison.
  • noun uncountable, Australia, slang Confinement in a prison.
  • verb obsolete Quoth.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested circa 1700. Origin unknown.

Examples

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  • "'But the old woman — Lady Gawd 'elp us — 'as put 'er old man in quod.'"

    Poet's Pub by Eric Linklater, p 299 of the Orkney Edition hardcover

    November 25, 2011