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 Dud’man and Ramhead.Dudu. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Old clothes, tattered garments (Gaelic, dud, a rag; Dutch, tod; Italian, tozzi). A dudder or dudsman is a scarecrow, or man of straw dressed in cast off garments to fray birds; also a pedlar who sells duds or gown-pieces. (Compare the Greek duo, to put on [clothes]; Latin, in-duo, to clothe.)   1

 Dud’man and Ramhead.Dudu. 


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