[ juhd-er ]
/ ˈdʒʌd ər /
Save This Word!
verb (used without object)
to vibrate violently: an old automobile with a clutch that judders.
a state or instance of juddering.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Words nearby judder
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
British Dictionary definitions for judder
/ (ˈdʒʌdə) informal, mainly British /
(intr) to shake or vibrate
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