ru·​bi·​cund | \ ˈrü-bi-(ˌ)kənd How to pronounce rubicund (audio) \

Definition of rubicund

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from rubicund

rubicundity \ ˌrü-​bi-​ˈkən-​də-​tē How to pronounce rubicundity (audio) \ noun

Examples of rubicund in a Sentence

the rubicund face of his father the rubicund face of a man who clearly got a lot of fresh air and exercise

First Known Use of rubicund

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubicund

Middle English rubicunde, from Latin rubicundus, from rubēre to be red; akin to Latin rubeus

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rubicund

Time Traveler for rubicund

Time Traveler

The first known use of rubicund was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for rubicund

Cite this Entry

“Rubicund.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for rubicund


How to pronounce rubicund (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rubicund

literary : having red or pink skin

More from Merriam-Webster on rubicund

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for rubicund

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with rubicund

Comments on rubicund

What made you want to look up rubicund? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!