rud

1 of 3

noun

variants or less commonly rudd
plural -s
1
dialectal
a
: a ruddy color : redness
2
archaic : red ocher

rud

2 of 3

transitive verb

variants or less commonly rudd
"
rudded; rudded; rudding; ruds also rudds
: redden

rud

3 of 3

abbreviation

rudder

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English rude, rudde, rode, from Old English rudu; akin to Old English rēad red

Transitive verb

Middle English ruden, rudden, roden, from rude, rudde, rode rud

First Known Use

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Transitive Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rud was in the 13th century

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“Rud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rud. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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