- (sometimes initial capital letter) a stupid, inept, or boorish person.
- the brain or mind.
Origin of clyde
- a river in S Scotland, flowing NW into the Firth of Clyde. 106 miles (170 km) long.
- Firth of, an inlet of the Atlantic, in SW Scotland. 64 miles (103 km) long.
- a male given name: a Scottish family name, after the Clyde River.
Examples from the Web for clyde
They unleashed a hail of bullets to rival the final scene in ‘Bonnie and Clyde.’The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim
December 2, 2014
It has retained a crisis public relations firm, The Clyde Group, and disputed the CIR investigation in other media.Why the University of Phoenix’s Favorite Congressman Killed the GI College Aid Bill
July 24, 2014
All of them, Tuff and Kellie and Clyde and Elsie, like to take this wherever they go: He died doing what he wanted to do.
“Lane done what not many people do,” Clyde Frost said in front of his home.
“If anything got in the way of a rodeo, like a ball game, the ball game would have to wait,” Clyde Frost said.
He wondered what kind of pictures Clyde was seeing on the blank wall.
"You've changed, Clyde," Beryl was saying as she hugged him.
"Clyde's sick and I have to take care of him," she said anxiously.
Then the yacht clubs from the Fraser to the Thames and Clyde.Submarine Warfare of To-day
Charles W. Domville-Fife
The Clyde Trevors asked me, and we can have supper with them.Blue-grass and Broadway
Maria Thompson Daviess
- Firth of Clyde an inlet of the Atlantic in SW Scotland. Length: 103 km (64 miles)
- a river in S Scotland, rising in South Lanarkshire and flowing northwest to the Firth of Clyde: formerly extensive shipyards. Length: 170 km (106 miles)
Word Origin and History for clyde
masc. proper name, from the family name, from the region of the Clyde River in Scotland (see Clydesdale). Most popular in U.S. for boys c.1890-1910, falling off rapidly thereafter, hence probably its use in 1940s teenager slang for "a square, one not versed in popular music or culture."