verb (used with object), spud·ded, spud·ding.
Origin of spud
Examples from the Web for spudded
Laths tipped with steel were spudded through the butt ends of the stalks—five or six plants to each lath.Plowing On Sunday|Sterling North
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.