follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

udder

[uhd-er] /ˈʌd ər/
noun
1.
a mamma or mammary gland, especially when baggy and with more than one teat, as in cows.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English uddre, Old English ūder; cognate with German Euter, Latin ūber, Greek oûthar, Sanskrit ū́dhar
Can be confused
udder, utter.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for udder
  • This article deals with the human breast for other animals, see udder and mammary gland.
British Dictionary definitions for udder

udder

/ˈʌdə/
noun
1.
the large baglike mammary gland of cows, sheep, etc, having two or more teats
Word Origin
Old English ūder; related to Old High German ūtar, Old Norse jūr, Latin ūber, Sanskrit ūdhar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for udder
n.

Old English udder "milk gland of a cow, goat, etc.," from Proto-Germanic *udr- (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch uder, Old High German utar, German Euter, and, with unexplained change of consonant, Old Norse jugr), from PIE *udhr- (cf. Sanskrit udhar, Greek outhar, Latin uber "udder").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
udder in Science
udder
  (ŭd'ər)   
A bag-shaped part of a cow and the females of other ruminants in which milk is formed and stored and from which it is taken in suckling or milking.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for udder

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for udder

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with udder

Nearby words for udder