judder

verb
jud·der | \ˈjə-dər \
juddered; juddering; judders

Definition of judder 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

chiefly British

: to vibrate with intensity the engine stalled and kept juddering— Roy Spicer

judder

noun

Definition of judder (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British

: the action or sound of juddering

Examples of judder in a Sentence

Verb

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Bikes judder around so violently that water bottles jump out of their cages and chains hop off the gears. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Biggest Booby-Trap at the Tour de France: Cobblestone Roads," 13 July 2018 The cracks had formed as the ice skidded and juddered over a subglacial mountain. National Geographic, "The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Seems to Be Good at Collapsing," 13 June 2018 Only with the juddering transition to democracy could Russia begin the gradual acquisition of collective self-knowledge. Christian Caryl, New Republic, "How Russia's democratic hopes gave way to repressive nationalism.," 27 Oct. 2017 Many copulating pairs engage in a juddering movement—tap-dancing with eight or more legs. Constance Casey, Slate Magazine, "Scorpions Have Been Maligned in the Trump Era," 14 Aug. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Ride quality is generally compliant with the standard steel-spring suspension, but there can be some hard hits on rough pavement and some chassis judder with the top down. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2017 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet: Chic elegance for endless summer," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of judder

Verb

1931, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for judder

Verb

probably alteration of shudder

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The first known use of judder was in 1931

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judder

verb

English Language Learners Definition of judder

: to shake in a forceful way

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