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feud

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noun \ˈfyüd\

Definition of feud

  1. :  a mutual enmity or quarrel that is often prolonged or inveterate; especially :  blood feud

feud intransitive verb


Origin of feud

alteration of Middle English feide, from Anglo-French *faide, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fēhida hostility, feud, Old English fāh hostile — more at foe


First Known Use: 15th century


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feud

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Definition of feud

  1. :  fee 1a



Origin of feud

Medieval Latin feodum, feudum, alteration (probably influenced by Medieval Latin alodum, allodium land not subject to rent or service) of feo, feus, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fihu cattle — more at fee


First Known Use: 1614


FEUD Defined for Kids

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feud

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noun \ˈfyüd\

Definition of feud

  1. :  a long bitter quarrel between two people, families, or groups




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feud

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verb

Definition of feud

feud·edfeud·ing

  1. :  to carry on a long bitter quarrel





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