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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
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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  • When they drew in their heads, maud and her companion were already in the library.

    Wyandotte James Fenimore Cooper
  • Both of them were competent to run the engine, and had served their watches in the maud.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • And maud showed signs of woe, for her disappointment about going was very great.

    An Old-fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
  • maud, with white lips and cheeks, but with dry eyes, followed.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • maud and Nelly look the best, but they have to keep stiff and still, or the wrinkles come.

    Spinning-Wheel Stories Louisa May Alcott
  • It was not locked, and maud, struggling with Sylvia had no time to close it.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • "I hope I shall never, never do such a thing again," said maud.

    Hunter's Marjory Margaret Bruce Clarke
  • Deborah, silent and fierce, grabbed at the handkerchief, and tore it from maud's grasp.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
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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