crud

noun
\ ˈkrəd How to pronounce crud (audio) \

Definition of crud

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

crud

verb
crudded; crudding

Definition of crud (Entry 2 of 2)

dialect

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Other Words from crud

Noun

cruddy \ ˈkrə-​dē How to pronounce cruddy (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for crud

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of crud in a Sentence

Noun I spent an hour scrubbing the crud off the old stove. He complains that there's too much crud on TV these days.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This gets the crud off and out of them and helps to reveal any defects. Bryce M. Towsley, Field & Stream, "7 Money Saving Tips for Reloaders," 23 June 2020 Today, farriers use a dull version of this blade to clean the crud from the underside of horse hooves, but other than that, these tools aren’t frequently seen anymore. Popular Science, "Eight wood-carving skills to help you survive," 14 Apr. 2020 Today, farriers use a dull version of this blade to clean the crud from the underside of horse hooves, but other than that, these tools aren’t frequently seen anymore. Popular Science, "Eight wood-carving skills to help you survive," 14 Apr. 2020 Today, farriers use a dull version of this blade to clean the crud from the underside of horse hooves, but other than that, these tools aren’t frequently seen anymore. Popular Science, "Eight wood-carving skills to help you survive," 14 Apr. 2020 Today, farriers use a dull version of this blade to clean the crud from the underside of horse hooves, but other than that, these tools aren’t frequently seen anymore. Popular Science, "Eight wood-carving skills to help you survive," 14 Apr. 2020 Gently wipe the exterior of your phone with a clean microfiber cloth to get rid of smudges and crud. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Phone the Right Way, According to Experts," 10 Mar. 2020 Today, farriers use a dull version of this blade to clean the crud from the underside of horse hooves, but other than that, these tools aren’t frequently seen anymore. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "8 Wood Carving Skills for Survival," 25 Feb. 2020 Perhaps the most intimate of these photographs presents her after a shower, wet and enervated, rubbing a cloth across her reflection in a mirror, as though the condensation were crud. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "The Visceral Satisfactions of a Disabled Photographer’s Gaze," 6 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The announcement, interpreted in the market as an oil price war, sent Brent and West Texas Intermediate crudes tumbling. Brian Wingfield, BostonGlobe.com, "Saudis start to unleash oil wave despite US pressure," 31 Mar. 2020 Just apply gentle pressure, rinsing the scraper or toothbrush off after each pass to avoid re-depositing all that crud back on your tongue. Lindsey Lanquist, SELF, "Your Tongue Is Probably Filthy, Here’s How to Clean It," 18 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of crud

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crud

Noun

Middle English curd, crudd

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The first known use of crud was in the 14th century

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3 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Crud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crud. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for crud

crud

noun
How to pronounce crud (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of crud

informal
: a dirty or greasy substance
chiefly US : something unpleasant or worthless

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