Etymology
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hud (n.)

"husk of a seed," late 14c., of uncertain origin; perhaps related to or a dialectal form of hood (n.1).

updated on September 09, 2015

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Definitions of hud from WordNet

hud (n.)
the United States federal department that administers federal programs dealing with better housing and urban renewal; created in 1965;
Synonyms: Department of Housing and Urban Development / Housing and Urban Development
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