2. Informal a potato
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈspudded or ˈspudding
3. to dig, strip, drill, etc. with or as with a spud
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Word origin of 'spud'
prob. < Scand, as in ON spjōt,
a spear (for IE base see spike1
): sense spud (sense 2)
from the use of the implement in potato digging