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sudsy

[suhd-zee] /ˈsʌd zi/
adjective, sudsier, sudsiest.
1.
consisting of, containing, or producing foamy lather.
2.
resembling or suggesting suds.
3.
Slang. soapy (def 5).
Origin of sudsy
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70; suds + -y1
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  • One sudsy hand supported and suppressed her smile of ridicule.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • On the sudsy underfooting his bare soles slipped—first one sole began to slip, then the other began to slip.

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    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
  • Mrs. Kate complained, burying two plump forearms in a dishpan of sudsy hot water, and bringing up a handful of silver.

    The Uphill Climb

    B. M. Bower
  • Running straight before the wind, it was easy to follow the sudsy brine that eddied in her wake.

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