nounslang, historical, rare
A dishonest trader or pedlar, especially of clothes or handkerchiefs; specifically one who dupes others into buying inferior goods for a high price. Compare "dud", "duffer".
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Whitehall Evening-post. From dud + -er.
verbdialectBritish, East Anglian English
no object To shudder, shiver.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Rowley (?1585–1626), actor and playwright. Apparently a variant of didder.