ruddleman

noun rud·dle·man \-dəlmən\
variants: less commonly

reddleman

\ˈred-\

Definition of ruddleman

plural

ruddlemen

  1. :  a dealer in red ocher

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of ruddleman

1ruddle or reddle + man


First Known Use: 1632


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ruddleman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!