verb (used with object), spud·ded, spud·ding.
Origin of spud
Examples from the Web for spudding
Hugh used to trot about with him, spudding up weeds from the lawn.Hugh|Arthur Christopher Benson
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.