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Princeton's WordNet

  1. potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, spud, tater(noun)

    an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland

  2. spud, stump spud(verb)

    a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds

  3. spud(verb)

    initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum

    "The well was spudded in April"

  4. shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout(verb)

    produce buds, branches, or germinate

    "the potatoes sprouted"


  1. spud(Noun)

    A tool, similar to a spade, used for digging out weeds etc.

  2. spud(Noun)

    A potato.

  3. spud(Noun)

    A hole in a sock.

  4. spud(Verb)

    To begin drilling an oil well.

  5. spud(Verb)

    To remove the roofing aggregate and most of the bituminous top coating by scraping and chipping.

  6. spud(Verb)

    To be asleep in chat

  7. Origin: Origin unknown.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spud(noun)

    a sharp, narrow spade, usually with a long handle, used by farmers for digging up large-rooted weeds; a similarly shaped implement used for various purposes

  2. Spud(noun)

    a dagger

  3. Spud(noun)

    anything short and thick; specifically, a piece of dough boiled in fat

  4. Origin: [Cf. Dan. spyd a spear.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spud

    spud, n. a small narrow spade with a short handle: any short thick thing, a baby's hand, a potato, &c.—adj. Spud′dy, short and fat. [Prob. Scand., Dan. spyd, a spear.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spud in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of spud in a Sentence

  1. Graffito, reported by Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronicle, April 24, 1980:

    Cogito ergo spud. - I think, therefore I yam

Images & Illustrations of spud

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