Feud



[fyood] /fyud/

noun
1.
Also called blood feud. a bitter, continuous hostility, especially between two families, clans, etc., often lasting for many years or generations.
2.
a bitter quarrel or contention:
a feud between labor and management.
verb (used without object)
3.
to engage in a feud.
[fyood] /fyud/
noun
1.
(def 4).
/fjuːd/
noun
1.
long and bitter hostility between two families, clans, or individuals; vendetta
2.
a quarrel or dispute
verb
3.
(intransitive) to take part in or carry on a feud
/fjuːd/
noun
1.
(feudal law) land held in return for service
n.

c.1300, fede “enmity, hatred, hostility,” northern English and Scottish; perhaps from an unrecorded Old English word or else from Old French fede, from Old High German fehida “contention, quarrel, feud,” from Proto-Germanic *faihitha noun of state from adj. *faiho- (cf. Old English fæhð “enmity,” fah “hostile;” German Fehde “feud;” Old Frisian feithe “enmity;” see foe). Sense of “vendetta” is early 15c. Alteration of spelling in 16c. is unexplained.
v.

1670s, from feud (n.). Related: Feuded; feuding.

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