Definition of bude in US English:

bude

verb

Scottish
  • 1with object With a person or thing as subject and bare or to-infinitive. Was necessitated or obliged; should, must (with both deontic and epistemic force).

  • 2with object With bare or (now usually) to-infinitive. With present or future reference. Is necessitated to; is destined to; shall.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). Originally a contracted variant of behoved, 3rd singular past indicative of behove; subsequently sometimes reinterpreted as a stem form showing invariant present and past forms.

Pronunciation

bude

/buːd/