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Index of Briticisms
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quantity surveyor an estimator of the cost of labor and materials for future building or construction work
quarter past (on the clock) a quarter after
quaver (in music) eighth note
queer somebody's pitch [colloq.] spoil another person's opportunity to do something
queue [n.] line (of waiting people)
queue [v.] stand/wait in line
quid [n.](U) [slang] (as in 'I lost 500 quid!')  (cf. US buck) pound (£1)
quiff (hairstyle) pompadour
quite (adv.) (as in 'He's quite mad!') completely, utterly
quits double or nothing
quote shares on the stock market list shares on the stock market