1. an article of clothing, esp. a cloak, made from rough, coarse cloth; thus dudded adj., clothed.
|Promptuarium Parvulorum 134/2: Dudde, clothe, amphibilus.|
|Agenst Garnesche iii line 42: Dekkyd lewdly in your gere [...] Ye had a knavysche cote Was skantly worthe a groate; In dud frese ye war schrynyd, With better frese lynyd.|
|Humorous Sketches 31: To his very last dud Nick would readily fence.|
|(con. 18C) Guy Mannering (1999) 148: There was not one, from Johnnie Faa the upright man, of the gang to little Christie that was in the panniers, would cloyed a dud from them.|
|Paul Clifford I 108: ’Gad, I remember when I had not a dud to my back.|
|DN II:v 296: dud, n. Old garment. ‘Any old dud’.‘Cape Cod Dialect’ in|
|On the Road (The Orig. Scroll) (2007) 135: We milled with all the cowboydudded tourists and oilmen.|
|On The Road (1972) 35: The cowboy-dudded tourists and oilmen.|
2. a rag, a cloth.
|Dundee Courier 15 Jan. 3/3: Her well-used dishclout [...] was only discovered after the social party had got at the depth of the pie and [...] the ‘dirty dud’ was pulled forth.|
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