What does Cud mean?

‘Cud’ is slang for ‘Could’

When chatting or texting, people often try to speed up their typing. One way they do this is by shortening words. For example, the word “could” is commonly shortened to ‘cud’. This keeps the pronunciation pretty much the same, but saves a little bit of typing time.

But, there’s a funny thing about the word ‘cud’. It has another meaning too. In the animal kingdom, ‘cud’ is what we call the partially digested food that comes back up into a ruminant’s mouth (like a cow) for more chewing.

So, if you use ‘cud’ to mean ‘could’, don’t be too shocked if someone gets confused and thinks you’re chatting about the digestive habits of cows. It’s just one of those quirky things about language!

Example for using ‘Cud’ in a conversation

Hey, do you want to grab dinner tonight?

Sorry, I already have plans. Cud we do it tomorrow instead?

Sure, no problem! Tomorrow works for me. Where do you want to go?

How about that new burger place? I heard their food is amazing!