Dictionary.com

judder

[ juhd-er ]
/ ˈdʒʌd ər /
Chiefly British
Save This Word!

verb (used without object)
to vibrate violently: an old automobile with a clutch that judders.
noun
a state or instance of juddering.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of judder

1930–35; perhaps j(olt) + (sh)udder
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for judder

judder
/ (ˈdʒʌdə) informal, mainly British /

verb
(intr) to shake or vibrate
noun
abnormal vibration in a mechanical system, esp due to grabbing between friction surfaces, as in the clutch of a motor vehicle
a juddering motion

Word Origin for judder

probably blend of jar ² + shudder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK