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maud

[mawd]
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noun
  1. a gray woolen plaid worn by shepherds and others in S Scotland.
  2. a rug or wrap of like material, used as a traveling robe, steamer rug, etc.
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Origin of maud

First recorded in 1780–90; perhaps apocopated variant of obsolete maldy a coarse gray woolen cloth

Maud

[mawd]
noun
  1. Matilda(def 1).
  2. Also Maude. a female given name, form of Matilda.
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Related Words for maud

cloth, stole, scarf, horse, burro, mule, mantle, cape, manta, tallith, fichu, serape, ass, pony, jackass, jenny, jennet, moke, maud, neddy

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Historical Examples of maud

  • Maud Hunniwell, Captain Sam's daughter, dropped in on her way to the post office.

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    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I can't say I'm happy, exactly, but Maud is and I'm goin' to make-believe be, for her sake.

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    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • She and Maud wept in each other's arms and were femininely happy accordingly.

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    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Then—then—well, then Maud and I became friends and—and—oh, confound it, you see what I mean!

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    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • But, Maud, can't you see why he didn't come and tell you before he went to enlist?

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    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for maud

maud

noun
  1. a shawl or rug of grey wool plaid formerly worn in Scotland
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Word Origin for maud

C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for maud

Maud

fem. proper name, from Old French Mahaut, from Medieval Latin Matilda from Germanic (cf. Old High German Mahthilda; see Matilda).

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