n. & v.
1 sl. a potato.
2 a small narrow spade for cutting the roots of weeds etc.
—v.tr. (spudded, spudding)
1 (foll. by up, out) remove (weeds) with a spud.
2 (also absol.; often foll. by in) make the initial drilling for (an oil well).
Phrases and idioms:
spud-bashing Brit. sl. a lengthy spell of peeling potatoes.
Etymology: ME: orig. unkn.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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