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  • noun, means acting like a vegetable, dense, not too alert.
    God, you're such a spud! She is such a spud! He is very spudly.

    Last edited on Aug 07 2011. Submitted by celia d. from New York, NY, USA on May 20 1999.


  • potato.
    Can I chop the carrots, because I hate peeling spuds.

    Last edited on May 31 2004. Submitted by Matthew R. from Blackpool, United Kingdom on May 31 2004.


  • Nickname for a member of the Murphy tribe, e.g. Spud Murphy, a member of an elite cohort of Irish society, a term of honour, often used by non-Irish incorrectly as an insult, in particular by UK subjects of the Crown due to anti-Irish racism endemic in the colonial conquest of Ireland. Murphy is from the Irish for Sea Warrior or Hound of the Sea. The term Spud was applied due to Murphy virility as there were as many Murphys as there were Spuds in a field.

    Last edited on Sep 05 2021. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 05 2021.

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