crud

[ kruhd ]
/ krʌd /

noun

Slang.
  1. a deposit or coating of refuse or of an impure or alien substance; muck.
  2. a filthy, repulsive, or contemptible person.
  3. something that is worthless, objectionable, or contemptible.
  4. prevarication, exaggeration, or flattery.
  5. a nonspecific, imaginary, or vaguely defined disease or disorder of the body: jungle crud.
  6. any unpleasant external ailment, disorder, or the like, as a skin rash.
  7. venereal disease, especially syphilis.
  8. Vulgar. dried semen.
Dialect. curd.
Dialect. clabber.

verb (used with or without object), crud·ded, crud·ding.

Dialect. to curd.

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Origin of crud

1325–75; Middle English; earlier form of curd

Regional variation note

3. See clabber.
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British Dictionary definitions for crud

crud

/ (krʌd) slang /

noun

a sticky substance, esp when dirty and encrusted
an undesirable residue from a process, esp one inside a nuclear reactor
something or someone that is worthless, disgusting, or contemptible
the crud a disease; rot

interjection

an expression of disgust, disappointment, etc

Word Origin for crud

C14: earlier form of curd
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