From Middle English code, cudde, coude, quede, quide, from Old English cudu, cwidu, from Proto-Germanic *kweduz (“resin”). Cognate with German Kitt and Sanskrit जतु (jatu, “lac, gum”).
cud (countable and uncountable, plural cuds)
- The portion of food which is brought back into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time.
cud (third-person singular simple present cuds, present participle cudding, simple past and past participle cudded)
- (transitive) To bring back into the mouth and chew a second time.
Shorted form of could.
- (nonstandard, informal) Alternative form of could