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ruddle

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noun rud·dle \ˈrə-dəl\

Definition of ruddle

Origin and Etymology of ruddle

diminutive of rud red ocher


First Known Use: 14th century


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ruddle

verb rud·dle

Definition of ruddle

ruddled

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ruddling

play \ˈrəd-liŋ, ˈrə-dəl-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to color with or as if with red ocher :  redden

1538

First Known Use of ruddle

1538

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