rubicund

adjective

ru·​bi·​cund ˈrü-bi-(ˌ)kənd How to pronounce rubicund (audio)
: ruddy
rubicundity 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Rubicund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubicund. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

rubicund

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