a European, freshwater fish, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, of the carp family.

Origin of rudd

1600–10; apparently special use of rud redness (now dial.), Middle English rude, Old English rudu; cf. red1, ruddy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of rudd

Historical Examples of rudd

  • It was the Englishman, Norton, who spoke, and the man who stood with him was Rudd.

  • Just before dinner I got a message from Rudd asking whether he might dine at my table.


    Maurice Baring

  • But if we let the House know about this, a crowd will collect; Rudd will go first and make two fairly effective shots.

  • He suddenly jerked away the chair Rudd was sitting on: the owner of the study collapsed on the floor.

  • Roud is the local name of the Rudd (Leuciscus erythropthalmus).

British Dictionary definitions for rudd



a European freshwater cyprinid fish, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, having a compressed dark greenish body and reddish ventral and tail fins

Word Origin for rudd

C17: probably from dialect rud red colour, from Old English rudu redness



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