[ bluhd-ee ]
/ ˈblʌd i /

adjective, blood·i·er, blood·i·est.

verb (used with object), blood·ied, blood·y·ing.

to stain or smear with blood.
to cause to bleed, as by a blow or accident: to bloody someone's nose.


Slang. (used as an intensifier): bloody awful; bloody wonderful.

Origin of bloody

before 1000; Middle English blody,Old English blōdig.See blood, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for bloody

/ (ˈblʌdɪ) /

adjective bloodier or bloodiest

adverb, adjective

slang, mainly British (intensifier)a bloody fool; bloody fine food

verb bloodies, bloodying or bloodied

(tr) to stain with blood

Derived forms of bloody

bloodily, adverbbloodiness, noun
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Medical definitions for bloody

[ blŭdē ]


Stained with blood.
Of, characteristic of, or containing blood.
Suggesting the color of blood; blood-red.


To stain, spot, or color with or as if with blood.
To make bleed, as by injuring or wounding.
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