“backside, buttocks,” 1785, a Scottish and Northern dialect word of unknown origin, perhaps from Scandinavian.
/fuhd/ An acronym invented by Gene Amdahl after he left IBM to found his own company: “FUD is the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that IBM sales people instill in the minds of potential customers who might be considering [Amdahl] products.” The idea, of course, was to persuade them to go with safe IBM gear rather than with competitors’ equipment. This implicit coercion was traditionally accomplished by promising that Good Things would happen to people who stuck with IBM, but Dark Shadows loomed over the future of competitors’ equipment or software.
fear, uncertainty, and disinformation
fear, uncertainty, and doubt
[fuhd-l] /ˈfʌd l/ verb (used with object), fuddled, fuddling. 1. to muddle or confuse: a jumble of sounds to fuddle the senses. 2. to make drunk; intoxicate. verb (used without object), fuddled, fuddling. 3. to tipple. noun 4. a confused state; muddle; jumble. /ˈfʌdəl/ verb 1. (transitive; often passive) to cause to be confused or […]
[fuhd-l-duhd-l] /ˈfʌd lˈdʌd l/ verb (used without object), fuddle-duddled, fuddle-duddling. Canadian. 1. to depart; be off.
noun 1. an English earthenware drinking vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, having the form of a cluster of three or more cups communicating at their bottoms in such a way that the entire vessel can be drained from any of them.
noun 1. . noun 1. a small drinking glass of the early 19th century having no foot.