Dictionary

ruddy duck

noun

Definition of RUDDY DUCK

:  an American duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) with a long tail of stiff feathers, a broad bill, and in the breeding male a brownish-red back and sides and a blue bill

First Known Use of RUDDY DUCK

1814

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ruddy ploverPrevious Word in the Dictionary: ruddy diverAll Words Near: ruddy duck
May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears