- noun a needle used to get a piece of dust or other foreign body out of the eye
- noun a potato. This universal slang term has been recorded since the 1840s. A ‘spud’ was a small narrow spade (from the Middle English spudde, meaning a dagger, itself from the Italian spada, meaning a sword) of the sort used to dig up potatoes.
- noun a stupid person. This use of the word, recorded among schoolchildren, may be an alteration of spod rather than a reference to the potato.