What does ruddy mean?

Definitions for ruddyˈrʌd i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ruddy.

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


  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

  4. Origin: [AS. rudig. See Rud, n.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ruddy

    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, rudirudu, redness—reád, red.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ruddy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ruddy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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