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Maud

[mawd]
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noun
  1. Matilda(def 1).
  2. Also Maude. a female given name, form of Matilda.
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Historical Examples

  • What would the knight have said had he confessed to his love for the Lady Maude?

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Oh, Maude, I cannot live without you, I cannot leave you without a word of love.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Back to station, where deputation of chiefs came to see Maude Laurence.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • Maude would not be entrapped or enticed into what might lead to a discussion.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • And now, will my quality of friend entitle me to ask one question, Maude?'

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever


British Dictionary definitions for maude

maud

noun
  1. a shawl or rug of grey wool plaid formerly worn in Scotland
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Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for maude

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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