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rut

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noun \ˈrət\

Definition of rut

  1. 1 :  an annually recurrent state of sexual excitement in the male deer; broadly :  sexual excitement in a mammal especially when periodic

  2. 2 :  the period during which rut normally occurs —often used with the



Origin of rut

Middle English rutte, from Middle French ruit rut, disturbance, from Late Latin rugitus roar, from Latin rugire to roar; akin to Middle Irish rucht roar, Old Church Slavic rŭžati to neigh


First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with rut


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rut

verb

Definition of rut

rut·tedrut·ting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to be in or enter into a state of rut



Circa 1625

First Known Use of rut

circa 1625

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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rut

noun

Definition of rut

  1. 1 a :  a track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage b :  a groove in which something runs c :  channel, furrow

  2. 2 :  a usual or fixed practice; especially :  a monotonous routine <fall easily into a conversational rut>



Origin of rut

perhaps modification of Middle French route way, route


First Known Use: 1552


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rut

verb

Definition of rut

rut·tedrut·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a rut in :  furrow



1607

First Known Use of rut

1607



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