- a gray woolen plaid worn by shepherds and others in S Scotland.
- a rug or wrap of like material, used as a traveling robe, steamer rug, etc.
Origin of maud
First recorded in 1780–90; perhaps apocopated variant of obsolete maldy a coarse gray woolen cloth
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- a shawl or rug of grey wool plaid formerly worn in Scotland
C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for maud
fem. proper name, from Old French Mahaut, from Medieval Latin Matilda from Germanic (cf. Old High German Mahthilda; see Matilda).
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