See also: Chud


Etymology 1

Compare chew, cud.


  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃʌd/
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chud (third-person singular simple present chuds, present participle chudding, simple past and past participle chudded)

  1. (obsolete) To champ; to bite.

Etymology 2

From the science fiction horror movie C.H.U.D. (1984). The abbreviation in the title of aforementioned film stands for "Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers."

For Sense 2, apparently coined by famous podcast Chapo Trap House, partly for need of an insult unrelated to any known slur (in American cultural context). Reversed positive sense seems to hearken lexical similarity to other internet slang Chad (alpha male).



chud (plural chuds)

  1. (US, slang) A gross, physically unappealing person.
    • 2001 July 15, Chive Mynde, “Rhyanon, Rhyanon, where are you my love?”, in alt.religion.wicca[1] (Usenet):
      But, Rhyanon, all I want to do, is to build a rapport,
      And that's when you call me, a fat smurf whore.
      "Useless fuckwipe, a pudley, a chud and a sackashit,
      Green card cunt, snarling wolverine bitch," you throw a fit.
    • 2007 April 5, David bin Bedlam, “yet more narcissistic drivel”, in alt.angst[2] (Usenet):
      At least you don't have to be a fugly fuckheaded chud who's bad at math!
    • 2007 November 4, Odious, “SNL Lampoons Mystery”, in[3] (Usenet):
      How fucking hedious[sic] of a chud must this guy be in order for him to feel that mug shot is a positive representation?
    • 2010 September 13, Va Beach Hokie, “Steve Spurrier's retirement island paradise”, in[4] (Usenet):
      Lower your standards far enough and always remember to double wrap and even a chud like me got some on a regular basis when I lived there.
    • 2014 July 28, Jeremy Azevedo, “Actually, Comic-Con Is Fucking Awesome”, in Vice:
      SDCC is crowded enough without a few hundred more chuds in rascal scooters cutting in line and taking up space on the public walkways because they heard the cast of The Big Bang Theory was going to be here or something.
  2. (chiefly US, Internet slang, sometimes derogatory) A person on the political right, and/or who holds socio-political views seen as regressive or bigoted.
    Some chud on Twitter said The Wall Street Journal was liberal propaganda. (pejorative)
    Unlike all those cuckservatives in Congress, this guy's a true chud. (positive)
Usage notes
  • (person on political right): Originally a pejorative, but now sometimes used positively, especially in memes.

Etymology 3

From ch- +‎ could, from ich + could.



  1. (West Country, obsolete) I could



  • IPA(key): [ˈxut]
  • Hyphenation: chud



  1. short masculine singular of chudý