Wid vs Wud - What's the difference?

wid | wud |

As a preposition wid

is (informal|or|dialectal) with.

As an adjective wud is

(dialectal) mad.



Alternative forms

* wif (informal) * with * wiv (informal)


(English prepositions)
  • (informal, or, dialectal) with
  • * 1893, , Maggie: A Girl of the Streets [http://print.google.com/print?hl=en&id=vQi_d7a7sZoC&pg=PA55&lpg=PA55&sig=N8UFY9cvyaBxRcr0Asm4JuLf9Y8]
  • “An’ wid' all d’ bringin’ up she had, how could she?” moaningly she asked of her son. “'''Wid''' all d’ talkin’ ' wid her I did an’ d’ t’ings I tol’ her to remember. When a girl is bringed up d’ way I bringed up Maggie, how kin she go teh d’ devil?”
  • * 1922, , The Hairy Ape, [http://print.google.com/print?hl=en&id=Z2ZgNkU5r18C&pg=PA258&lpg=PA258&sig=_ZQWa7a1p_C4jGCG0woMSdujZhw]
  • Oh, there was fine beautiful ships them days—clippers wid tall masts touching the sky—fine strong men in them—men that was sons of the sea as if ’twas the mother that bore them.
  • * 1940, Shirley Graham, “It’s Morning,” in Black Female Playwrights, Kathy A Perkins ed. [http://print.google.com/print?hl=en&id=ZV3afTMMSHsC&pg=PA221&lpg=PA221&sig=32zaTsB-Xv0Yi-dHcTbtr-8rNCA]
  • Cissie. But, when da saints ob God go marchin’ home
    Mah gal will sing! Wid all da pure, bright stars,
    Tuhgedder wid da mawnin’ stars—She’ll sing!


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    (en adjective)
  • (dialectal) Mad.
  • * 1887 , '', from ''The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables ,
  • Janet ran to him - she was fair wud wi' terror - an' clang to him, an' prayed him, for Christ's sake, save her frae the cummers; an' they, for their pairt, tauld him a' that was ken't, and maybe mair.