\ ˈsəd-zē How to pronounce sudsy (audio) \
sudsier; sudsiest

Definition of sudsy

1 : full of suds : frothy, foamy

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Synonyms for sudsy


foamy, frothy, lathery

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Examples of sudsy in a Sentence

came out of the bathroom with her hair all sudsy because someone had turned off the water

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This is why doctors recommend against adding anything sudsy or fragrant, like bath bombs or essential oils. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What the Hell Is a Sitz Bath? (And Why Would You Take One?)," 14 Mar. 2019 If your window screen looks especially grimy, pop it out and wash with hot, sudsy water and a soft brush, then rinse and let dry before putting it back. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Way to Clean Windows, According to Our Cleaning Lab," 22 Feb. 2019 Spot clean any soiled areas with a cloth dipped in a mild sudsy soap solution. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Pillows the Right Way," 17 Oct. 2018 The surprisingly sudsy pucks are small but powerful and, best of all, there are 12 different kinds. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "Lush's Internet-Famous Shampoo Bars Made My Hair Crazy Shiny," 29 June 2018 Virtually every single condom-snorting article mentions it—if not starts and ends by invoking the sudsy trend. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "The Condom Snorting Challenge Is Tide Pods' Final Revenge," 4 Apr. 2018 To do this, clean washable plastic toys in hot sudsy water or the dishwasher. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "Rubber Ducks Can Breed Bacteria, According to New Study," 28 Mar. 2018 The consistency tends to range somewhere between a balm cleanser and a bar of soap, creating a creamy, not-too-sudsy lather that gets all your makeup off, scrubs away dirt, and leaves your face feeling clean and soft. Condé Nast Traveler, "Our Latest TSA-Proof Beauty Hack: Solid Face Wash," 22 Feb. 2018 Clean nonporous cooking and eating utensils, food equipment, food contact surfaces, and kitchen cleaning items with hot, sudsy water and rinse them in clear hot water. Diane Mason,, "Flood waters may contaminate foods," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sudsy

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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