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stud

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[ stuhd ]
/ stʌd /
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noun
verb (used with object), stud·ded, stud·ding.
adjective
ornamented with rivets, nailheads, or other buttonlike, usually metallic objects: a stud belt.
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Origin of stud

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First recorded before 900; Middle English stod(e), stud(e), “upright post; ornamental knob,” Old English stod, studu “stake, post”; cognate with Middle High German stud, Old Norse stoth “pillar, post, support”

OTHER WORDS FROM stud

un·stud·ded, adjective

Other definitions for stud (2 of 3)

stud2
[ stuhd ]
/ stʌd /

noun
adjective
of, associated with, or pertaining to a studhorse or studhorses.
retained for breeding purposes.

Origin of stud

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First recorded before 1000, and in 1920–25 for def. 6; Middle English stod(e), stud(e), Old English stōd “a stud, herd of horses,” cognate with Old Norse stōth; akin to stand

Other definitions for stud (3 of 3)

stud.

abbreviation
student.
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British Dictionary definitions for stud (1 of 2)

stud1
/ (stʌd) /

noun
verb studs, studding or studded (tr)

Word Origin for stud

Old English studu; related to Old Norse stoth post, Middle High German stud post

British Dictionary definitions for stud (2 of 2)

stud2
/ (stʌd) /

noun

Word Origin for stud

Old English stōd; related to Old Norse stōth, Old High German stuot
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