Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FUD, n.2 Also feud (Cai.). A sudden gust of wind (Cai. 1808 Jam., s.v. fuddy).

Hence fuddy, an epithet of the wind (Abd. Ib.). Deriv. fuddum, a squall (Ags. 1953); intermittent snow-drift (Ags. 1808 Jam.). Abd. 1777  R. Forbes in Sc. Poems 19–20:
A puft o' wind ye cudna get, To gar your cannas wag; . . . Syne Fuddy raise and filt your sails.

[n.Sc. form of Whid, a blast, squall.]

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