Pudder

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pudder A pother; a tumult; a confused noise; turmoil; bustle. "All in a pudder ."
    • v. i Pudder To make a tumult or bustle; to splash; to make a pother or fuss; to potter; to meddle. "Puddering in the designs or doings of others.""Others pudder into their food with their broad nebs."
    • v. t Pudder To perplex; to embarrass; to confuse; to bother; as, to pudder a man.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pudder To make a tumult, bustle, or stir; potter.
    • pudder To perplex; embarrass; confuse; bother.
    • n pudder A tumult; a confused noise; a bustle; pother.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pudder pud′ėr a pother, a bustle, a tumult
    • v.i Pudder to make a tumult or bustle
    • v.t Pudder to disturb: to perplex or confound
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Pother

Usage

In literature:

What a pudder is here kept in raising the expression of trifling thoughts!
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
If it had been a biscuit, it would not have mattered; but muffin and pudder.
"A Book about Doctors" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
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In news:

Kenneth Franklin Pudder and Malissa Kaye Rose of Beverly announce the birth of a son, born at 8:08 am Oct 22, 2012, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
The infant weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Kenneth Junior Pudder .
Siblings include Megan, Dakota and Alissa Pudder , Aden Plymale and Kayla Long.
Pudder, 20, of 9865 Green Drive, is being held in the Portage County jail on $500,000 cash bond.
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