ruddy well

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ruddy well

British, informal
used before a verb to stress anger, annoyance, or disapproval
  • I can ruddy well do as I like.

Word by Word Definitions

ruddy play
  1. : having a healthy reddish color

  2. : red, reddish

  3. used as an intensive

well play
  1. : an issue of water from the earth : a pool fed by a spring

  2. : source, origin

  3. : a pit or hole sunk into the earth to reach a supply of water

  1. : to rise to the surface and usually flow forth

  2. : to rise like a flood of liquid

  3. : to emit in a copious free flow

  1. : in a good or proper manner : justly, rightly

  2. : satisfactorily with respect to conduct or action

  3. : in a kindly or friendly manner

  1. used to indicate resumption of discourse or to introduce a remark

  2. used to express surprise or expostulation

  1. : prosperous, well-off

  2. : being in satisfactory condition or circumstances

  3. : being in good standing or favor


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