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judder

[juhd-er]Chiefly British
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verb (used without object)
  1. to vibrate violently: an old automobile with a clutch that judders.
noun
  1. a state or instance of juddering.

Origin of judder

1930–35; perhaps j(olt) + (sh)udder
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British Dictionary definitions for judder

judder

verb
  1. (intr) to shake or vibrate
noun
  1. abnormal vibration in a mechanical system, esp due to grabbing between friction surfaces, as in the clutch of a motor vehicle
  2. a juddering motion

Word Origin

probably blend of jar ² + shudder
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