Main meanings of daud in English

: daud1daud2

daud1

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.

Pronunciation

daud

/dɔːd/ /dɒd/

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

verb

(also dad)
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.

Pronunciation

daud

/dɔːd/ /dɒd/

Origin

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