thud

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thudden (to strike with a weapon), from Old English þyddan (to strike, press, thrust), from Proto-Germanic *þuddijaną, *þiudijaną (to strike, thrust), from Proto-Germanic *þūhaną, *þeuhaną (to press), from Proto-Indo-European *tūk- (to beat). Cognate with Old English þoddettan (to strike, push, batter), Old English þȳdan (to strike, stab, thrust, press), Old English þēowan (to press), Albanian thundër (a hoof, talon, a shaft, fig. oppression, torment) .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

thud (plural thuds)

  1. The sound of a dull impact.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 3
      These were but the thoughts of a second, but the voices were nearer, and I heard a dull thud far up the passage, and knew that a man had jumped down from the churchyard into the hole.
  2. (US, military, dated slang) Republic F-105 Thunderchief jet ground attack fighter.

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Verb[edit]

thud (third-person singular simple present thuds, present participle thudding, simple past and past participle thudded)

  1. To make the sound of a dull impact.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (a dull sound, to make a dull sound): flump, plunk

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Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Sanskrit दुग्ध (dugdhá, milk). Compare Hindi दूध (dūdha, milk) and Punjabi ਦੁੱਧ (dudhdh, milk).

Noun[edit]

thud m

  1. milk