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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 (see inveterate 1); especially :  blood feud <Because of a family feud, they did not see each other for a decade.>

feud

intransitive verb

Origin and Etymology 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 and Etymology 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 for Students

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


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feud

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verb

Definition of feud for Students

feuded

feuding

  1. :  to carry on a long bitter quarrel



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