1. a sovereign, a 20-shilling coin.
|DSUE (8th edn) 137/2: C.17–19.|
2. usu. in pl., money.
|Mr Madam (1967) 146: The guys [pimps] came in and got their ‘broads’ with their palms outstretched. Each girl opened her purse and pulled out a wad of money to turn over to her pimp.|
3. any form of documentation, e.g. identification papers, rations book, driving licence.
|Signs of Crime 175: Broads [...] identity documents.|
4. a credit or similar card.
|Signs of Crime 175: Broads [...] recently, credit cards.|
|Lowspeak 31: Broad [...] 3. a credit card.|
5. see broads n. (1) and combs. for all refs. to playing cards.