cudden

Cudden

Cud"den\ (k?d"d'n), n. [For sense 1, cf. Scot. cuddy an ass; for sense 2, see 3d Cuddy.]

1. A clown; a low rustic; a dolt. [Obs.]

The slavering cudden, propped upon his staff. --Dryden.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The coalfish. See 3d Cuddy.
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