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crud

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noun \ˈkrəd\

Simple Definition of crud

  • : a dirty or greasy substance

  • : something unpleasant or worthless

Full Definition of crud

  1. 1 dial :  curd

  2. 2 a :  a deposit or incrustation of filth, grease, or refuse b :  something disgusting :  rubbish c slang :  a contemptible person

  3. 3 :  a usually ill-defined or imperfectly identified bodily disorder

crud·dy play \ˈkrə-dē\ adjective

Examples of crud

  1. I spent an hour scrubbing the crud off the old stove.

  2. He complains that there's too much crud on TV these days.



Origin of crud

Middle English curd, crudd


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with crud


2

crud

verb

Definition of crud

crud·dedcrud·ding

dial

  1. :  2curd



14th Century

First Known Use of crud

14th century


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