someone's name is mud

Definition of someone's name is mud


  1. —used to say that people do not like or trust someone The scandal ruined his reputation and now his name is mud.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

    :  a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

    :  a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. :  to give a name to :  call

    :  to mention or identify by name

    :  to accuse by name

  1. :  of, relating to, or bearing a name

    :  appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

    :  having an established reputation

  1. :  a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water

    :  soft wet earth

    :  abusive and malicious remarks or charges

  1. :  to make muddy or turbid

    :  to treat or plaster with mud

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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