verb (used with object), spud·ded, spud·ding.
Origin of spud
Examples from the Web for spud
"Yellah," Spud had said, but the description was no longer apt.The Finding of Haldgren|Charles Willard Diffin
The jack-by-the-hedge is usually confined to the vicinity of the fences, and may be removed by the hand or spud.Science and Practice in Farm Cultivation|James Buckman
Foreign bodies lodged on the surface of the cornea can be removed easily under cocaine with a spud.
When they heard of this demand for money from the rascally lawyer, Stanley and Spud were as angry as the others.The Rover Boys on a Tour|Arthur M. Winfield
"Give us what you have," said Spud, and clearing his throat several times, Songbird began.The Rover Boys in the Air|Edward Stratemeyer
verb spuds, spudding or spudded
Word Origin for spud
mid-15c., "small or poor knife," of uncertain origin probably related to Danish spyd, Old Norse spjot "spear," German Spiess "spear, lance"). Meaning "spade" is from 1660s; sense of "short or stumpy person or thing" is from 1680s; that of "potato" is first recorded 1845 in New Zealand English.