Definition of spud noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//spʌd//
; NAmE NAmE//spʌd//
(especially British English, informal)
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a potato Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a short knife): of unknown origin. The sense ‘potato’ (dating from the mid 19th cent.) was originally slang and dialect.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spud