Monday word of the week – judder

I found another word to share – judder.


jud·der (jdr)

intr.v. jud·dered, jud·der·ing, jud·ders

To shake rapidly or spasmodically; vibrate conspicuously: “Edith would watch her wrestling with words, her thin little body juddering with the effort to unlock them” (Anita Brookner).

A rapid or spasmodic shaking.


From Merriam-Webster dictionary:

chiefly British

: to vibrate with intensity – The engine stalled and kept juddering — Roy Spicer

Examples of JUDDER

  1. <the engine began to judder alarmingly just a few miles outside of Brighton>

Origin of JUDDER

probably alteration of shudderFirst Known Use: 1931



Is judder a scrabble word? Yes!

  • v. – Shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively

Judder is worth 15 points in Scrabble, and 18 points in Words with Friends

There are 6 letters in judder: D D E J R U

This is a word that seems fun and makes me smile. 🙂

The challenge is to use it in polite conversation this week? I’ll bet you can!



About Deb Prewitt

I am an aspiring artist. I love all things creative and enjoy the people around me who are artistic. I live in Colorado which is a great place to be. I enjoy lots of different things and plan on exploring those things in this blog.
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4 Responses to Monday word of the week – judder

  1. barb allen says:

    My little dog Buster is juddering with anticipation watching the snow come down outside!

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