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

Historical Examples of 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


adjective cruddier or cruddiest slang

dirty or unpleasant
of poor quality; contemptible
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