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judder

verb jud·der \ ˈjə-dər \
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

Definition of judder

juddered; juddering; judders
chiefly British
: to vibrate with intensity
  • the engine stalled and kept juddering
  • —Roy Spicer

Examples of judder in a Sentence

  1. the engine began to judder alarmingly just a few miles outside of Brighton

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Origin and Etymology of judder

probably alteration of shudder


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judder

noun

Definition of judder

chiefly British
: the action or sound of juddering

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First Known Use of judder

1935

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  • : to shake in a forceful way


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