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suds

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈsədz\

Simple Definition of suds

  • : bubbles that form on top of water that contains soap

Full Definition of suds

  1. 1 :  water impregnated with soap or a synthetic detergent compound and worked up into froth; also :  the lather or froth on such water

  2. 2a :  foam, frothb :  beer

suds·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Origin of suds

probably from Middle Dutch sudse marsh; akin to Old English sēothan to seethe — more at seethe


First Known Use: 1581


2

suds

verb

Definition of suds

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to wash in suds

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to form suds



    1834

    First Known Use of suds

    1834



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