rud

noun
variants: or less commonly rudd \ ˈrəd \
plural -s

Definition of rud

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 dialectal
a : a ruddy color : redness
2 archaic : red ocher
variants: or less commonly rudd \ " \
rudded; rudded; rudding; ruds also rudds

Definition of rud (Entry 2 of 3)

Definition of rud (Entry 3 of 3)

rudder

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First Known Use of rud

Noun

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

Transitive verb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rud

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

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“Rud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rud. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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