- any of various sharp, spadelike or chisel-like tools used for rooting out weeds, stripping off bark, etc.
- Informal a potato
ME spudde, prob. < Scand, as in ON spjōt, a spear (for IE base see spike): spudsense from the use of the implement in potato digging
transitive verb, intransitive verb spudded, spudding
to dig, strip, drill, etc. with or as with a spud