rudd

noun \ ˈrəd , ˈru̇d \

Definition of rudd

: a freshwater Eurasian cyprinid fish (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) resembling the golden shiner

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Origin and Etymology of rudd

probably from rud redness, red ocher, from Middle English rude, from Old English rudu — more at ruddy


Rudd

biographical name \ ˈrəd \

Definition of Rudd

Kevin Michael 1957–     prime minister of Australia (2007–10; 2013)

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