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Verb. From Middle English mademakedemakode (preterite) and maadmadmaked (past participle), from Old English macode (first and third person preterite) and macodgemacodeġemacod (past participle), from macian (to make). More at make.

Noun. From Middle English mathe, from Old English maþumaþa (maggot, worm, grub), from Proto-Germanic *maþô (maggot), from Proto-Indo-European *mot-*mat- (worm, grub, caterpillar, moth). Cognate with Scots mathemaithe (maggot)Dutch made (maggot)German Made (maggot). More at maggot.




  1. simple past tense and past participle of make
  2. (Tyneside) simple past tense and past participle of myek
  3. (Wearside) simple past tense and past participle of mak


made (plural mades)

  1. (Britain dialectal or obsolete) A grub or maggot.


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