\ ˈsədz How to pronounce suds (audio) \

Definition of suds

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : water impregnated with soap or a synthetic detergent compound and worked up into froth also : the lather or froth on such water
2a : foam, froth
b : beer


sudsed; sudsing; sudses

Definition of suds (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to wash in suds

intransitive verb

: to form suds

Other Words from suds

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

sudsless \ ˈsədz-​ləs How to pronounce suds (audio) \ adjective

Examples of suds in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction Issues of collegiate athletics enter the frame, not without accompanying soap suds. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 18 Feb. 2022 In 1994, Saint Arnold Brewing Company opened its doors to become the first craft brewery serving suds in Bayou City. Anna Mazurek, Chron, 8 Mar. 2022 Anheuser-Busch is the exclusive beer sponsor of the Super Bowl and will have plenty of national pitches for suds, but local ads often present a more cost-effective way to get the word out about a variety of products. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 31 Jan. 2022 Also close at hand on Traction Avenue are Loqui for tacos, Groundworks for coffee and Arts District Brewing for suds and ax-throwing. Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2022 These suds are creamy, rich, and instantly bubble out, and without the use of sulfates to boot. The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 After a two-year hiatus, 1,200 beer aficionados turned out, enjoying suds and 60-degree temperatures at Windows on the River in Cleveland’s Flats. Marc Bona, cleveland, 5 Mar. 2022 What’s more, errant shampoo and soap suds can strip leaves of their protective waxy layer. Yelena Moroz Alpert, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2022 All that equipment now has suds running through it - for the taproom and in distribution. Marc Bona, cleveland, 28 Feb. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Russian River guests get to snooze in a luxury tent, classic Airstream, or miniature Happier Camper, ride around on complimentary Linus bicycles, and suds it up with Ursa Major bath products (there are communal bathrooms in the clubhouse). Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2022 Nearby, sleeves rolled up, suds up to their elbows, women washed plastic jerrycans in rainbow colors, cut into pieces. New York Times, 31 Jan. 2022 According to the Clorox website, the company's regular bleach, absent the sudsing agent, has a sodium hypochlorite concentration between 5% and 6.5%. Joshua Gargiulo, USA TODAY, 11 June 2020 And, to be clear, disinfecting common spaces is not a replacement for thoroughly sudsing up your grubby mitts with soap. Katherine J. Wu, Popular Science, 16 Mar. 2020 Parents should also encourage their children to suds up regularly, which can greatly reduce the risk of multiple family members getting sick all at once. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 4 Mar. 2020 Note that in the short, he’s seen rinsing—not sudsing—his trademark long hair. Vogue, 8 June 2018 Note that in the short, he’s seen rinsing—not sudsing—his trademark long hair. Vogue, 8 June 2018 But, Jane isn’t merely some flimsy melodrama sudsing up the CW’s schedule every Friday night. refinery29.com, 26 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of suds

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1834, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for suds

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

probably from Middle Dutch sudse marsh; akin to Old English sēothan to seethe — more at seethe entry 1

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20 Jun 2022

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“Suds.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suds. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for suds


noun plural
\ ˈsədz How to pronounce suds (audio) \

Kids Definition of suds

1 : soapy water especially when foamy
2 : the foam on soapy water

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