Main definitions of dudder in English

: dudder1dudder2

dudder1

noun

slang, 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".

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Whitehall Evening-post. From dud + -er.

Pronunciation

dudder

/ˈdʌdə/

Main definitions of dudder in English

: dudder1dudder2

dudder2

verb

dialectBritish, East Anglian English
  • no object To shudder, shiver.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Rowley (?1585–1626), actor and playwright. Apparently a variant of didder.

Pronunciation

dudder

/ˈdʌdə/