rudd

noun
\ ˈrəd How to pronounce rudd (audio) , ˈru̇d How to pronounce rudd (audio) \

Definition of rudd

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Rudd

biographical name
\ ˈrəd How to pronounce Rudd (audio) \

Definition of Rudd (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of rudd in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun More: Drinking water issues, fire intensify Harvey crisis Affected species included smallmouth and largemouth bass, rudd, rock bass, white bass, white and yellow perch, walleye, bowfin and steelhead. Keith Matheny, USA TODAY, "How mood-altering drugs are ending up in Great Lakes fish," 1 Sep. 2017 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, "Human mood drugs end up in Great Lakes fish," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of rudd

Noun

1526, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rudd

Noun

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

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