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 mudded
Then we replaced the chinkings that the porcupines had gnawed out, calked and mudded all cracks.Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper|Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
Sometimes on the morrow of a rainy-day, a silk dress, mudded and wet, would be seen hanging out to dry upon this beam.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
Softly summing on a tin pan, with a mudded stick, the Indian sang a song.Rolf In The Woods|Ernest Thompson Seton
To keep the cold and wind out, the cracks may be "mudded" up on the inside with clay or ordinary lime mortar.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties|D.C. Beard
Cavalcades of mudded horses and riders traverse the camps and adjoining fields in various directions.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry|Willard Glazier
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.