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suds

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction \ ˈsədz \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of suds

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

sudsless

play \-ləs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of suds

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


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suds

verb

Definition of suds

transitive verb
: to wash in suds
intransitive verb
: to form suds

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First Known Use of suds

1834


SUDS Defined for English Language Learners

suds

noun

Definition of suds for English Language Learners

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


SUDS Defined for Kids

suds

noun plural \ ˈsədz \

Definition of suds for Students

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

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