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[fuhd] /fʌd/
noun, Slang.
a fuddy-duddy.
Origin of fud
1910-15; back formation from fuddy-duddy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Colonel Aoki stood in the midst of that as firm and unflinching as Ni- or fud, staring at the enemy with steady gaze.

    Human Bullets Tadayoshi Sakurai
Word Origin and History for fud

"backside, buttocks," 1785, a Scottish and Northern dialect word of unknown origin, perhaps from Scandinavian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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fud in Technology

/fuhd/ An acronym invented by Gene Amdahl after he left IBM to found his own company: "FUD is the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that IBM sales people instill in the minds of potential customers who might be considering [Amdahl] products." The idea, of course, was to persuade them to go with safe IBM gear rather than with competitors' equipment. This implicit coercion was traditionally accomplished by promising that Good Things would happen to people who stuck with IBM, but Dark Shadows loomed over the future of competitors' equipment or software.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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fear, uncertainty, and disinformation
fear, uncertainty, and doubt
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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