[ kruhd ]
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  1. Slang.

    • a deposit or coating of refuse or of an impure or alien substance; muck.

    • a filthy, repulsive, or contemptible person.

    • something that is worthless, objectionable, or contemptible.

    • prevarication, exaggeration, or flattery.

    • a nonspecific, imaginary, or vaguely defined disease or disorder of the body: jungle crud.

    • any unpleasant external ailment, disorder, or the like, as a skin rash.

    • venereal disease, especially syphilis.

    • Vulgar. dried semen.

  2. Dialect. curd.

  1. Dialect. clabber.

verb (used with or without object),crud·ded, crud·ding.
  1. Dialect. to curd.

Origin of crud

1325–75; Middle English; earlier form of curd

regional variation note For crud

3. See clabber.

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How to use crud in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for crud


/ (krʌd) slang /

  1. a sticky substance, esp when dirty and encrusted

  2. an undesirable residue from a process, esp one inside a nuclear reactor

  1. something or someone that is worthless, disgusting, or contemptible

  2. the crud a disease; rot

  1. an expression of disgust, disappointment, etc

Origin of crud

C14: earlier form of curd

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