verb (used with object), mud·ded, mud·ding.
verb (used without object), mud·ded, mud·ding.
- mud bath,
- mud berth,
- mud bug,
- mud crab,
- mud crack
Origin of mud
Examples from the Web for 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|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
The young boy who had fashioned the mud toy grinned at all the attention he was receiving.Creating Consequences for South Sudan’s Political Elite|Justine Fleischner|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Bishop of Tronyem over the ankles in the sodden, trodden pasture—sticking in the mud of Sulitelma!Feats on the Fiord|Harriet Martineau
The surface is porous; the cells are distant and arranged irregularly, and seem as if composed of sand cemented with mud.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
It had walls of slippery clay and a corduroyed bottom, but the corduroy was hidden beneath the mud left by thousands of feet.Italy at War and the Allies in the West|E. Alexander Powell
Carefully he examined the footprints written in the bed of mud he had prepared.Oh, You Tex!|William Macleod Raine
When the first Earth ship finally landed there, all they found was a great quantity of mud.The Native Soil|Alan Edward Nourse
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.