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ruddy

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adjective rud·dy \ˈrə-dē\

Simple Definition of ruddy

  • : having a healthy reddish color

  • —used to make an angry or critical statement more forceful

Full Definition of ruddy

rud·di·errud·di·est

  1. 1 :  having a healthy reddish color

  2. 2 :  red, reddish

  3. 3 British —used as an intensive <bellowed like a ruddy bull when she wanted food — Doreen Tovey>

rud·di·ly play \ˈrə-dəl-ē\ adverb
rud·di·ness play \ˈrə-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of ruddy

  1. She has a ruddy face.

  2. the ruddy surface of Mars



Origin of ruddy

Middle English rudi, from Old English rudig, from rudu redness; akin to Old English rēad red — more at red


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with ruddy


Medical Dictionary

ruddy

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adjective rud·dy \ˈrəd-ē\

Medical Definition of ruddy

rud·di·errud·di·est

  1. :  having a healthy reddish color <a ruddy complexion>






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