noun Slang.

a fuddy-duddy.

Nearby words

  1. fucoid,
  2. fucose,
  3. fucosidosis,
  4. fucoxanthin,
  5. fucus,
  6. fuddle,
  7. fuddle-duddle,
  8. fuddled,
  9. fuddling cup,
  10. fuddy-duddy

Origin of fud

First recorded in 1910–15; back formation from fuddy-duddy

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Word Origin and History for fuds



"backside, buttocks," 1785, a Scottish and Northern dialect word of unknown origin, perhaps from Scandinavian.

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