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crud

noun \ ˈkrəd \
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018

Definition of crud

1 a : a deposit or incrustation of filth, grease, or refuse
b : something disgusting : rubbish
c slang : a contemptible person
2 : a usually ill-defined or imperfectly identified bodily disorder
3 dialect : curd

cruddy

play \ˈkrə-dē\ adjective

Examples of crud in a Sentence

  1. I spent an hour scrubbing the crud off the old stove.

  2. He complains that there's too much crud on TV these days.

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Origin and Etymology of crud

Middle English curd, crudd

crud Synonyms


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crud

verb

Definition of crud

crudded; crudding
dialect
: 2curd

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First Known Use of crud

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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CRUD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of crud for English Language Learners

  • : a dirty or greasy substance

  • : something unpleasant or worthless


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