Definition of dudder in English:

dudder

noun

slang, rare, historical
  • A dishonest trader or pedlar, especially of clothes or handkerchiefs; specifically one who dupes others into buying inferior goods for a high price.

verb

English Regional, East Anglian
  • no object To shudder, shiver.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Whitehall Evening Post. From dud + -er<br>mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Rowley (?1585–1626), actor and playwright. Apparently a variant of didder.

Pronunciation

dudder

/ˈdʌdə/