intransitive verbthud′ded, thud′ding
Origin of thudprobably from Middle English thudden, to strike, thrust from Old English thyddan
- a heavy blow
- a dull sound, as that of a heavy, solid object dropping on a soft but solid surface
Origin of thudprob. < thudthe intransitive verb
- A dull sound, as that of a heavy object striking a solid surface.
- A blow or fall causing such a sound.
intransitive verbthud·ded, thud·ding, thuds
Origin of thudPerhaps from Middle English thudden to strike with a weapon from Old English thyddan of imitative origin
(third-person singular simple present thuds, present participle thudding, simple past and past participle thudded)
- To make the sound of a dull impact.
From Middle English thudden (“to strike with a weapon"), from Old English Ã¾yddan (“to strike, press, thrust"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾uddijanÄ…, *Ã¾iudijanÄ… (“to strike, thrust"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾Å«hanÄ…, *Ã¾euhanÄ… (“to press"), from Proto-Indo-European *tÅ«k- (“to beat"). Cognate with Old English Ã¾oddettan (“to strike, push, batter"), Old English Ã¾È³dan (“to strike, stab, thrust, press"), Old English Ã¾Ä“owan (“to press"), Albanian thundÃ«r (“a hoof, talon, a shaft, fig. oppression, torment") .