adjective, crud·er, crud·est.
Origin of crude
Examples from the Web for crude
Originally conceived by author Clarence E. Mulford in 1904, Hopalong was crude, rough-talking, and dangerous.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those higher construction costs will mean higher costs for companies who want to use the pipeline to ship their crude to market.
Three kids play cricket among the crude gravestones in a cemetery that is the largest in the province.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The condensate is then supposed to be routed into the pipeline system that delivers the crude to the nearby refinery.
Yet she also conceded that there is some crude residue still inside the Tesoro rail-facility stormwater system.
The form of expression was so crude that once more Barbara was startled.The Dust Flower|Basil King
Engines so crude that one could watch the flow of their fuel!The Black Star Passes|John W Campbell
They are crude, uncultured creatures, but full of excellent points.The Inner Sisterhood|Douglass Sherley et al.
He forms all kinds of crude and fantastic theories about these invisible forces.The Church and Modern Life|Washington Gladden
Crude enough seem such devices to us to-day, yet we must remember that we are in close chronological touch with those very times.The Way to the West|Emerson Hough
Word Origin for crude
late 14c., "in a raw state," from Latin crudus "rough; not cooked, raw, bloody," from PIE *krue-do-, from PIE *kreue- (1) "raw flesh" (see raw). Meaning "lacking grace" is first attested 1640s. Related: Crudely; crudeness. Crude oil is from 1865.