Main meanings of daud in English

: daud1daud2

daud1

Pronunciation /dɔːd/ /dɒd/

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noun

dialect Scottish, British
  • 1A heavy blow or thump; a thud. Now somewhat rare.

  • 2A piece or portion of something, especially one without a definite or regular shape; a lump, a chunk.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in James Dalrymple (fl. c1596). Imitative of a dull thudding sound.

Main meanings of daud in English

: daud1daud2

daud2

(also dad, dawd)

Pronunciation /dɔːd/ /dɒd/

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verb

dialect Scottish, British
  • 1To strike with a heavy blow or thump; to knock, beat; to shake by knocking or beating.

  • 2To fall with a thud or bang; to be bumped or knocked about.

  • 3With about. To wander or travel idly or without specific purpose.

    Sc. National Dict. (at Dad v.1) records this phrase as still in use in Kirkcudbrightshire in 1939.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Knox (c1514–1572), religious reformer. Imitative of a dull thudding sound.