(intr) to rock or sway to and fro
(tr) to rock (a baby in one's arms or in a pram)


a rocking motion

Nearby words

  1. showa,
  2. showbiz,
  3. showboat,
  4. showbread,
  5. showcase,
  6. showdown,
  7. shower,
  8. shower stall,
  9. shower tea,
  10. showerhead

Word Origin for showd

from Old English scūdan to shake

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Examples from the Web for showd

  • I was showd up to the visters gallary, so as I culd get a good vue of the fite wot was goin on tween the grangers and coalers.

    The Bad Boy At Home|Walter T. Gray
  • I was in de war wid my marster, an' he showd good blood to de Yankees.

    Unfettered|Sutton E. Griggs
  • I had to put a reef in crinny line, cos it showd, and it tuk ma's pach-wurk quilt to mak my bussel big enuf for stile.

    The Bad Boy At Home|Walter T. Gray