- simple past tense and past participle of spud
Variant of spud
- any of various sharp, spadelike or chisel-like tools used for rooting out weeds, stripping off bark, etc.
- Informal a potato
Origin of spudMiddle English spudde, probably ; from Scandinavian as in Old Norse spjōt, a spear (for Indo-European base see spike): spudsense from the use of the implement in potato digging