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scud

verb \ ˈskəd \
|Updated on: 27 Jul 2018

Definition of scud

scudded; scudding
1 : to move or run swiftly especially as if driven forward
  • clouds scudding across the sky
2 : to run before a gale

Examples of scud in a Sentence

  1. Clouds scudded across the sky.

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Origin and Etymology of scud

perhaps from Middle Dutch schudden to shake


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scud

noun

Definition of scud

1 : the action of scudding : rush
2 a : loose vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind
b (1) : a slight sudden shower
(2) : mist, rain, snow, or spray driven by the wind
c : a gust of wind

Examples of scud in a Sentence

  1. a cold scud sent leaves skittering down from the trees

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First Known Use of scud

1609

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : to move or go quickly


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