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noun (1)

chiefly Scotland
: fox


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noun (2)

British : a bushy clump (as of ivy)
archaic : any of various units of weight for wool
especially : one equal to 28 pounds (13 kilograms)

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English

Noun (2)

Middle English todd, todde; probably akin to Old High German zotta tuft of hair

First Known Use

Noun (1)

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of tod was in the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near tod

Cite this Entry

“Tod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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