Definitions for ruddy
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word ruddy.
rubicund, ruddy, florid, sanguineadjective
inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
"a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion"
red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarletadjective
of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
To make reddish in colour.
The sunset ruddied our faces.
Reddish in color, especially of the face, fire, or sky.
A mild intensifier.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Ruddy generally refers to a healthy, reddish color, often used to describe someone's complexion indicating good health. It can also describe something that is reddish or reddish-brown in color.
of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame
of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips
to make ruddy
Etymology: [AS. rudig. See Rud, n.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rud′i (comp. Rudd′ier, superl. Rudd′iest), adj. red: of the colour of the skin in high health: rosy, glowing, bright.—v.t. to make red.—adv. Rudd′ily.—ns. Rudd′iness; Rudd′y-div′er, -duck, an American duck with wedge-shaped tail; Rudd′y-rudd′er, the long-eared sun-fish. [A.S. rudig, rudi—rudu, redness—reád, red.]
King David in the Bible is described as having RUDDY complexion. He was a shepherd and a warrior. 1 Samuel 17:42 ""And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.""
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ruddy is ranked #9917 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Ruddy surname appeared 3,258 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Ruddy.
94.1% or 3,068 total occurrences were White.
3.2% or 105 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.9% or 31 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 28 total occurrences were Asian.
0.4% or 15 total occurrences were Black.
0.3% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of ruddy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ruddy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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Translations for ruddy
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- rubicund, rubicundaCatalan, Valencian
- rot, verdammt, verflixtGerman
- κοκκινωπός, ρόδινοςGreek
- rubicunda, rubicundoSpanish
- hemmetin, punainen, kirottu, punakkaFinnish
- roði, fjári, rjóður, rauðleitur, ansi, skrambans, skrambi, bölvaður, rauður, fjáransIcelandic
- краснова́тый, румя́ный, дура́цкий, чёртов, прокля́тыйRussian
- rödlätt, rödaktig, rödfärgad, rödblommigSwedish
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