Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ΒΆFUDDER, n.2 Lightning. Only in Tennant.

Comb. fudder-flash. Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry 179:
A thunderbolt wi' fudder-flash Couldna hae gien sae fell a smash, Or made sae loud a rair.
Ib. 202:
They drew their swerds, and, in a pudder, Attack't it fierce as fire or fudder.

[Appar. a nonce adaptation of Fr. foudre, id., phs. influenced by Fudder, v.]

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