ruddock

noun

rud·​dock ˈrə-dək How to pronounce ruddock (audio)
ˈru̇-
archaic

Word History

Etymology

Middle English rudok, going back to Old English rudduc, from rudu "red color, redness" + -uc, -oc -ock — more at ruddy

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ruddock was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near ruddock

Cite this Entry

“Ruddock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruddock. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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