[ kruhd-ee ]
/ ˈkrʌd i /

adjective, crud·di·er, crud·di·est. Slang.

covered, encrusted, or saturated with dirt, grease, or other objectionable substance; filthy: It gets the cruddiest work clothes clean.
worthless or useless; inferior in quality; lousy: a cruddy, broken-down car.
extremely disagreeable in character; nasty; contemptible; low-down: Keep your cruddy remarks to yourself.

Origin of cruddy

First recorded in 1945–50; crud + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cruddy

  • Fresh sweet milk curd and fresh butter are pressed together as in making Crowdie or Cruddy butter in Scotland.

    The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown

British Dictionary definitions for cruddy


/ (ˈkrʌdɪ) /

adjective cruddier or cruddiest slang

dirty or unpleasant
of poor quality; contemptible
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