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maud

[mawd] /mɔd/
noun
1.
a gray woolen plaid worn by shepherds and others in S Scotland.
2.
a rug or wrap of like material, used as a traveling robe, steamer rug, etc.
Origin of maud
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; perhaps apocopated variant of obsolete maldy a coarse gray woolen cloth

Maud

[mawd] /mɔd/
noun
1.
Matilda (def 1).
2.
Also, Maude. a female given name, form of Matilda.
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  • maud Hunniwell, Captain Sam's daughter, dropped in on her way to the post office.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I can't say I'm happy, exactly, but maud is and I'm goin' to make-believe be, for her sake.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Then—then—well, then maud and I became friends and—and—oh, confound it, you see what I mean!

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Did Captain Hunniwell talk with you about—about maud and—and me?

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But, Charlie, I think you're dead right about what you say concernin' maud and her father and you.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It won't mean that you mustn't make a clean breast of everything to maud and to Sam.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But, maud, can't you see why he didn't come and tell you before he went to enlist?

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But, to be real honest now, maud, would you have been satisfied to have it that way?

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for maud

maud

/mɔːd/
noun
1.
a shawl or rug of grey wool plaid formerly worn in Scotland
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for maud

Maud

fem. proper name, from Old French Mahaut, from Medieval Latin Matilda from Germanic (cf. Old High German Mahthilda; see Matilda).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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