shudder

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English schoderen, from Middle Dutch schudderen and/or Middle Low German schodderen,[1] iterative forms of the verb at hand in Dutch schudden, Low German schüdden (both “to shake”), German schütten (to pour), from Proto-Germanic *skudjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *skewdʰ-. From Low German are also borrowed German schaudern (to shudder), Danish skudre.

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NounEdit

shudder (plural shudders)

  1. A shivering tremor, often from fear or horror.
    Seeing the spider under his pillow gave John a shudder.
  2. A moment of almost pleasurable fear; a frisson.

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VerbEdit

shudder (third-person singular simple present shudders, present participle shuddering, simple past and past participle shuddered)

  1. (intransitive) To shake nervously, often from fear or horror.
    On seeing the spider under his pillow, John shuddered.
  2. (intransitive) To vibrate jerkily.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “shudder”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.