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rudd

[ruhd]
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noun
  1. a European, freshwater fish, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, of the carp family.

Origin of rudd

1600–10; apparently special use of rud redness (now dial.), Middle English rude, Old English rudu; cf. red1, ruddy
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  • Rudd compared the wickednesses of other people's children with the perfections of Eric.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • Rudd did not like liquor; at least he did not think he would have liked it if he had ever tasted it.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • Rudd was sure that Eric never would have misbehaved like that.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • The boy's college life lasted Rudd a thousand and one evenings.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • We'll have to excuse him, Rudd; it's his first pair of boots.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes


British Dictionary definitions for rudd

rudd

noun
  1. a European freshwater cyprinid fish, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, having a compressed dark greenish body and reddish ventral and tail fins

Word Origin

C17: probably from dialect rud red colour, from Old English rudu redness

Rudd

noun
  1. Kevin (Michael). born 1957, Australian politician: leader of the Labor Party (2006–10 and from 2013); Prime Minister (2007–2010 and from 2013)
  2. Steele, pen name of Arthur Hoey Davis, 1868–1935, Australian author. His works include On Our Selection (1899), Our New Selection (1902), Back at Our Selection (1906) and Grandpa's Selection (1916) which featured the characters Dad and Dave
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