Whid describes the movement of a rabbit.
When a small bunny moves quietly and quickly through a field, this is an example of a whid.
intransitive verbwhid′ded, whid′ding
Origin of whiduncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to Old English hwitha, Old Norse hvitha, a squall
(third-person singular simple present whids, present participle whidding, simple past and past participle whidded)
- To move nimbly and with little noise, usually of small game.
From Middle English *whid, from Old English hwiÃ¾a, hwiÃ¾u (“air, breeze") or from Old Norse hviÃ°a (“gust of wind"), both from Proto-Germanic *hwiÃ¾Å (“rush of wind"), from Proto-Germanic *hwi- (“to rush"), from Proto-Indo-European *kwei- (“to hiss, whistle, whisper"). Cognate with Scots quhid (“a squall, blast of wind").