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

Examples of rudd in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Affected species included smallmouth and largemouth bass, rudd, rock bass, white bass, white and yellow perch, walleye, bowfin and steelhead. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 1 Sep. 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rudd was in 1526

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“Rudd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rudd. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

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

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