verb (used without object), scud·ded, scud·ding.
Origin of scud1
Definition for scudded (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), scud·ded, scud·ding.
Origin of scud2
Examples from the Web for scudded
The sea had receded and scudded harmlessly onto the beach, the water sparkling in the sunlight.
Cleeta scudded away, her naked little body shining like polished mahogany.History of California|Helen Elliott Bandini
“Fer all ther world like some big, pesky grasshopper,” declared Mrs. Beasley, as it scudded off across the smooth turf.The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship|Margaret Burnham
She grasped Dolores's hand and scudded across the platform, giving the return tickets almost before the collector was ready.The Two Sides of the Shield|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for scudded (1 of 2)
verb scuds, scudding or scudded
- a formation of low fractostratus clouds driven by a strong wind beneath rain-bearing clouds
- a sudden shower or gust of wind
Word Origin for scud
British Dictionary definitions for scudded (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for scudded
"to move quickly," 1530s, of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of Middle English scut "rabbit, rabbit's tail," in reference to its movements (see scut (n.1)), but there are phonetic difficulties. Perhaps rather from a North Sea Germanic source akin to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schudden "to shake" (see quash). Related: Scudded; scudding. As a noun from c.1600, from the verb. It also was the NATO reporting name for a type of Soviet missile introduced in the 1960s.