umbraid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English umbreiden (to scold, reproach), equivalent to um- +‎ braid.

Verb[edit]

umbraid (third-person singular simple present umbraids, present participle umbraiding, simple past and past participle umbraided)

  1. (transitive, obsolete or dialectal) To upbraid.

Noun[edit]

umbraid (plural umbraids)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) Contention; strife.