Spud(spd), n. [Cf. Dan. spyd a spear.] 1. A sharp, narrow spade, usually with a long handle, used by farmers for digging up large-rooted weeds; a similarly shaped implement used for various purposes.
My spud these nettles from the stone can part.Swift.
2. A dagger.
3. Anything short and thick; specifically, a piece of dough boiled in fat.
4. A potato.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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