fud

noun
\ ˈfəd How to pronounce fud (audio) \
plural fuds

Definition of fud

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal
: an old-fashioned, unimaginative, or pompous person : fuddy-duddy … he thinks the old man is a plodder—a fud who never had the nerve to go anywhere or do anything.— Pauline Kael … a public figure whose private, one-on-one or small-group personality was … startlingly different from the fud that is projected on television.— Meg Greenfield She greeted Pug with just enough deference to acknowledge that he was Warren's father, and just enough sparkle to hint that he was no old fud for all that, but an attractive man himself.— Herman Wouk

Definition of FUD (Entry 2 of 2)

fear, uncertainty, doubt

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Examples of fud in a Sentence

Noun a stagnant company that has been run by some old fuds for far too long

First Known Use of fud

Noun

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Fud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fud. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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