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pud

noun; zero derivation
A hapless soul who will never have any hope of being "with it"; someone who is constitutively lame. Interpretation of intended meaning The word pud, it seems, first appeared in the expression ‘pulling one’s pud’, a euphemism for masturbation. Then, in the grand tradition of words for genitalia becoming general-purpose insults (I don’t think any examples are necessary, but they are many), it began to appear as a put-down. Now pud seems somewhat synonymous with ‘loser’, ‘dork’, and ‘lamer’. Presumed reason for coinage I don’t know when pud was first used this way, but the innovator was no doubt looking for a new colorful insult and settled on pud taken from its masturbatory context. This word has taken on its current meaning in just the last year or two, though it has existed in an older form for some time. It is difficult to say exactly what it means at this point. Notes As for where the word pud came from, I have no idea. It’s just a bit of language with no obvious connection to anything else; I’d guess it sounded appropriate when someone coined the term. There is now an adjective form of pud in limited use: pudly.
 
He was a little pud, but I helped him with his computer.
Etymology : [Likely a novel formation in the expression ‘PULLING ONE’S PUD’; now PUD has taken on new meaning through zero derivation.]
Source : Spoken by a friend of mine
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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