- soapy water.
- foam; lather.
- Slang. beer.
- to wash with soap or detergent (often followed by out): to suds out a pair of socks.
Origin of suds
Examples from the Web for sudsing
That hell aloft was sudsing fast to us, and I was dancing inside to do something beside wait for a drowning.Plain Mary Smith
Henry Wallace Phillips
If more water is needed in the boiler for the last clothes dip it from the sudsing tub.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians
William K. David
- the bubbles on the surface of water in which soap, detergents, etc, have been dissolved; lather
- soapy water
- slang, mainly US and Canadian beer or the bubbles floating on it
Word Origin and History for sudsing
1540s, "dregs, leavings, muck," especially in East Anglia, "ooze left by flood" (this may be the original sense), perhaps borrowed from Middle Dutch sudse "marsh, bog," cognate with Old English soden, past participle of seoþan (see seethe). Meaning "soapy water" dates from 1580s; slang meaning "beer" first attested 1904.