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boud (plural bouds)

  1. (obsolete) A weevil; a worm that breeds in malt, biscuit, etc.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for boud in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




From Middle Dutch bout, from Old Dutch *bald, from Proto-Germanic *balþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to blow, swell, inflate). Compare English bold.



boud (comparative bouder, superlative boudst)

  1. (archaic) bold, brave


Inflection of boud
uninflected boud
inflected boude
comparative bouder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial boud bouder het boudst
het boudste
indefinite m./f. sing. boude boudere boudste
n. sing. boud bouder boudste
plural boude boudere boudste
definite boude boudere boudste
partitive bouds bouders