\ 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

suds

verb
sudsed; sudsing; sudses

Definition of suds (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to wash in suds

intransitive verb

: to form suds

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Other Words from suds

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

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

Examples of suds in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction Not just any suds, but a six-pack of Wisconsin's very own Spotted Cow beer. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gov. Evers throws down Rose Bowl wager to Oregon's governor - six pack of Spotted Cow vs. bottle of Oregon wine," 31 Dec. 2019 The new formula, which comes in a spray bottle, doesn't require water to activate cleaning suds the way traditional dish soap does. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Dawn says you're washing your dishes wrong," 17 Dec. 2019 Lawmakers have raised the limits to a still-low 4% by weight, yielding as large breweries decided to stop making lower-alcohol suds for a market that’s shrinking amid changing laws. Washington Post, "Last call: Utah is set to tap out on low-alcohol beer sales," 31 Oct. 2019 Lawmakers have raised the limits to a still-low 4% by weight, yielding to large breweries’ decisions to stop making lower-alcohol suds for a market that’s shrinking amid changing laws. Lindsay Whitehurst, Twin Cities, "Utah says goodbye to low-alcohol beer sales; Minnesota now last state with 3.2% beer," 31 Oct. 2019 Grovetoberfest pours enough suds for 15,000 drinkers, so consider Uber or Lyft for transportation. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Drink beer, you must: Grovetoberfest, a ‘Star Wars’-themed bash, has the drafts you’re looking for," 8 Oct. 2019 Adams’s perfect form yielded barely a spilled drop of suds, and the ball rested on the ground in front his seat. Adam Kilgore, The Denver Post, "Beer guy had been preparing for his World Series moment since Little League," 28 Oct. 2019 Enjoy Lagunitas suds, wine, lite appetizers and sweets. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "S.F. Bay Area calendar: Greek festival, comedy and more," 25 Aug. 2019 More sought-after suds arrived in the following days — fruited sours, barrel-aged stouts and juicy IPAs. Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, "Fed up with tight regulations, Anchorage Brewing invests in full-service bar license," 26 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Note that in the short, he’s seen rinsing—not sudsing—his trademark long hair. Vogue, "Why DJ Baba Stiltz’s New EP Should Be On Your Getting Ready Playlist," 8 June 2018 Note that in the short, he’s seen rinsing—not sudsing—his trademark long hair. Vogue, "Why DJ Baba Stiltz’s New EP Should Be On Your Getting Ready Playlist," 8 June 2018 But, Jane isn’t merely some flimsy melodrama sudsing up the CW’s schedule every Friday night. refinery29.com, "You’re Doing Yourself A Disservice By Missing Last Week’s Jane The Virgin," 26 Mar. 2018 Undeterred, Anne sudsed my head, my face, my ears, and – whoosh! Amy Henrickson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Unexpectedly cleansed," 11 Aug. 2017

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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

Verb

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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Last Updated

11 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Suds.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suds. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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More Definitions for suds

suds

noun
How to pronounce suds (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of suds

: bubbles that form on top of water that contains soap
\ 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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