Simple Definition of mud
: soft, wet dirt
Full Definition of mud
1 : a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water; especially : soft wet earth
2 : abusive and malicious remarks or charges <political campaigners slinging mud at each other>
3 : anathema 1b —usually used in the phrase one's name is mud
4 : a mixture of water, clay, and chemicals used in oil-well drilling and having various functions (as lubrication and cooling of the bit and flushing of rock particles to the surface)
Examples of mud
He tracked mud into the house.
The car was stuck in the mud.
Origin of mud
Middle English mudde, probably from Middle Low German
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of mud
1 : to make muddy or turbid
2 : to treat or plaster with mud
First Known Use of mud
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