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From scud +‎ -le (frequentative). Compare scuttle (to hurry).



scuddle (third-person singular simple present scuddles, present participle scuddling, simple past and past participle scuddled)

  1. (intransitive) To run hastily; to hurry; to scuttle.
    • around 1900, O. Henry, Lost on Dress Parade
      Just then a girl scuddled lightly around the corner, slipped on a patch of icy snow and fell plump upon the sidewalk.
  2. (intransitive, Scotland) To drudge.
  3. (transitive, Scotland) To wash or cleanse.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 “scuddle” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)