Definition of referend in English:

referend

verb

US
humorous
  • with object To refer (legislation, a political issue, etc.) to a popular vote; to put to a referendum. Also without object: to vote in or decide by a referendum.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Sunday Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). Back-formation (originally humorous) from referendum.

Pronunciation

referend

/ˌrɛfəˈrɛnd/