verb (used with object), mud·ded, mud·ding.
verb (used without object), mud·ded, mud·ding.
Origin of mud
Examples from the Web for mud
Contemporary Examples of mud
He scrambled outside to find a 25-foot-wide crater just beyond the mud wall surrounding his family compound.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
They described him as clad in black, his face smeared with mud.Killer Eric Frein Held in Murdered Cop’s Cuffs
October 31, 2014
Knee deep in mud, sweat mixing with rain, they forced the Land Rover through the jungle.
Sheets of torrential rains pouring down over the Land Rover sent its four wheels plunging into the mud.
In a dim backroom of a mud hut in Save, 82-year-old Teresa Nyirabutunda sits propped upright in bed by her daughter, Francine.After the Genocide, Rwanda’s Widows Aging Alone
August 31, 2014
Historical Examples of mud
Do you expect me to pick up everything you've thrown in the mud and feel grateful?Viviette
William J. Locke
Then she added, in a lower tone, "'Kuse me fo' throwin' mud on yo' coat."The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
At length we reached the firm ground, covered with mud and chilled with cold.
I was up to my middle in mud, at times, but the water was not very deep.
We were confined in a sort of a prison, that was covered with mud.
verb muds, mudding or mudded
Word Origin for mud
mid-14c., cognate with and probably from Middle Low German mudde, Middle Dutch modde "thick mud," from Proto-Germanic *mud- from PIE *(s)meu-/*mu- [Buck], found in many words denoting "wet" or "dirty" (cf. Greek mydos "damp, moisture," Old Irish muad "cloud," Polish muł "slime," Sanskrit mutra- "urine," Avestan muthra- "excrement, filth"); related to German Schmutz "dirt," which also is used for "mud" in roads, etc., to avoid dreck, which originally meant "excrement." Welsh mwd is from English. Replaced native fen.
Meaning "lowest or worst of anything" is from 1580s. As a word for "coffee," it is hobo slang from 1925; as a word for "opium" from 1922. To throw or hurl mud "make disgraceful accusations" is from 1762. To say (one's) name is mud and mean "(one) is discredited" is first recorded 1823, from mud in obsolete sense of "a stupid twaddling fellow" (1708). Mud in your eye as a toast recorded from 1912, American English. Mud puppy "salamander" is from 1889, American English; mud bath is from 1798; mud pie is from 1788.
see clear as mud; name is mud; sling mud at.