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EtymologyEdit

Either from Middle Dutch schudderen or from Middle Low German schoderen[1] (whence also Danish skudre). Cognate with Low German schüdden, Dutch schudden and German schaudern.

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shudder (plural shudders)

  1. A shivering tremor, often from fear or horror.
  2. A moment of almost pleasurable fear; a frisson.

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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.
  2. (intransitive) To vibrate jerkily.

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  1. ^ shudder” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.