\ 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

Centuries older than Christianity, the rite of passage was by the mid-20th century a night of suds and strippers at the groom’s or bride’s home. Wired, "The Beautiful Potential of Never-Ending Bachelor Parties," 22 Aug. 2019 The frantic animal, now covered in suds and slightly disheveled, barely budged. al, "Raccoon freed from sewer grate after ‘quite the operation’," 2 Aug. 2019 Don’t miss: Sip suds from Triple Voodoo and Novel brewing companies, enjoy tasty bites from the Curry Up Now and Sabor Catracho trucks and bop to the beat of pop-funk fusion band Hush Crush from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 16. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "12 coolest Bay Area things you didn’t know you could do," 29 July 2019 The goal is for beer brewed at Ravenous Pig to be on tap at other locations across Florida, with about 10 other spots lined up so far to serve the suds once the brewery is ready, Petrakis explained. Austin Fuller, orlandosentinel.com, "Ravenous Pig goes big with new craft beer brewery," 24 July 2019 On the Miller brewery tour, learn how the beer empire was built while sampling suds along the way. Kristi Valentini, Woman's Day, "These Summer Vacation Spots Are the Hidden Gems of the Midwest," 25 June 2019 This happened to us in our Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab when a front-loading washer ran an extra 40 minutes just to rinse out an abundance of suds from a detergent that claimed to be HE safe. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "3 NEW Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Washing Machine," 10 Apr. 2015 Rochefort’s sacred suds are held in the highest regard. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Trappist Monks Are Fighting to Save the Water in Their Sacred Beer," 2 May 2019 Keep the stud or hoop stationary and gently move the suds inside and out and rinse. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Everything You Want to Know About Tragus Piercings — Including How Much They Hurt," 13 Aug. 2018

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

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sudser

sudsy

sue

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The first known use of suds was in 1581

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More Definitions for suds

suds

noun

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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