verb (used without object), scud·ded, scud·ding.
Origin of scud1
verb (used with object), scud·ded, scud·ding.
Origin of scud2
Examples from the Web for scudded
Contemporary Examples of scudded
The sea had receded and scudded harmlessly onto the beach, the water sparkling in the sunlight.Heroism in the Rockaways After Hurricane Sandy
November 6, 2012
Historical Examples of scudded
The moon shone clear, and the clouds that scudded across its face were few.The Shadow of a Crime
The light clung to the glittering object, and then scudded away.Four Days
With this she scudded to the lane, and gave Edouard the key.White Lies
Out and up it went, while the runner on first, after one look, scudded for home.Frank Armstrong at College
Matthew M. Colton
They are degreased, puered, scudded and drenched overnight at 95 F.Animal Proteins
Hugh Garner Bennett
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
"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.