Scud Definition

skŭd
scudded, scudding, scuds
verb
scudded, scudding, scuds
To run or move swiftly; glide or skim along easily.
Webster's New World
To be driven or run before the wind.
Webster's New World

(Northumbrian) To hit.

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(Northumbrian) To speed.

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(Northumbrian) To skim.

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noun
scuds
The act of scudding.
Webster's New World
Spray, rain, or snow driven by the wind.
Webster's New World
A sudden gust of wind.
Webster's New World
Very low, dark, patchy clouds moving swiftly, generally characteristic of bad weather.
Webster's New World

(Bristolian) A scab on a wound.

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adjective

(slang, Scotland) Naked.

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pronoun

A Soviet-developed ballistic missile.

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Other Word Forms of Scud

Noun

Singular:
scud
Plural:
scuds

Origin of Scud

  • The term comes from the NATO reporting name SS-1 Scud which was attached to the missile by Western intelligence agencies.

    From Wiktionary

  • Possibly from Middle English scut rabbit, rabbit's tail scut1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Old Norse skjóta (“to throw, to shoot").

    From Wiktionary

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