quad (1)

This page is about the slang term quad (1)

British English


an open space between buildings, usually at a school or a university

For example

  • I'll meet you in the quad at lunchtime.

  • The school's headmaster has decided that handball can longer be played in any of the quads.

Origin: short for "quadrangle"


This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

If someone tells you to meet them in the quad, you are probably

a. on an Australian farm

b. at a British school

c. in a Las Vegas casino

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Contributor: Matt Errey