Simple Definition of ruddy
: having a healthy reddish color
—used to make an angry or critical statement more forceful
Examples of ruddy
She has a ruddy face.
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
Medical Definition of ruddy
: having a healthy reddish color <a ruddy complexion>
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