Definitions for ruddyˈrʌd i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rud•dyˈrʌd i(adj.)-di•er, -di•est.

  1. having a fresh, healthy red color.

  2. red or reddish.

  3. Brit. Slang. damned:

    a ruddy fool.

    Category: British

Origin of ruddy:

bef. 1100; ME rudi, OE rudig. See rudd , -y1

rud′di•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubicund, ruddy, florid, sanguine(adj)

    inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life

    "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion"

  2. red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet(adj)

    of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Wiktionary

  1. ruddy(Noun)

    ruddy shelduck

  2. ruddy(Verb)

    To make reddish in colour.

    The sunset ruddied our faces.

  3. ruddy(Adjective)

    Reddish in color, especially of the face, fire, or sky.

  4. ruddy(Adjective)

    A mild intensifier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ruddy(noun)

    of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame

  2. Ruddy(noun)

    of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips

  3. Ruddy(verb)

    to make ruddy

Freebase

  1. Ruddy

    Ruddy is a reddish-rosy crimson colour, closer to red than to rose. A brownish shade of ruddy called ruddy brown is often referred to simply as ruddy when referring to animals. A pinkish tone of ruddy called ruddy pink is often referred to simply as ruddy when describing the colour of the cheeks of some Caucasians. The first recorded use of ruddy as a colour name in English was in 1000.


Translations for ruddy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ruddy(adjective)

(of the face) rosy and showing good health

ruddy cheeks.

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