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[mawd] /mɔd/
Matilda (def 1).
Also, Maude. a female given name, form of Matilda. Unabridged
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  • 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
  • And now, will my quality of friend entitle me to ask one question, maude?'

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • maude would not be entrapped or enticed into what might lead to a discussion.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
British Dictionary definitions for maude


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 maude


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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