feud

noun (1)
\ˈfyüd \

Definition of feud 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a mutual enmity or quarrel that is often prolonged or inveterate (see inveterate sense 1) especially : blood feud Because of a family feud, they did not see each other for a decade.

feud

noun (2)

Definition of feud (Entry 2 of 2)

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Noun (1)

feud intransitive verb

First Known Use of feud

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1614, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for feud

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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

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feud

noun
\ˈfyüd \

Kids Definition of feud

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

feud

verb
feuded; feuding

Kids Definition of feud (Entry 2 of 2)

: to carry on a long bitter quarrel

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