- soapy water.
- foam; lather.
- Slang. beer.
- to wash with soap or detergent (often followed by out): to suds out a pair of socks.
Origin of suds
Examples from the Web for suds
Contemporary Examples of suds
With luck, once the matches begin, the tensions will subside with the suds on a cold Budweiser.Rio Buildings’ Collapse New Sign of World Cup Headache for Brazil
January 28, 2012
Historical Examples of suds
Not until she was elbow deep in suds did she recall her dreams about the octopus.Weak on Square Roots
Azuba wiped the suds from her wet hand and arm upon her apron.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
He splashed and built up a mountain of suds, then wallowed in them.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
Then wash them, in the second suds, turning them wrong side out.
Lastly, wash the flannels, in suds as hot as the hand can bear.
- the bubbles on the surface of water in which soap, detergents, etc, have been dissolved; lather
- soapy water
- slang, mainly US and Canadian beer or the bubbles floating on it
Word Origin for suds
1540s, "dregs, leavings, muck," especially in East Anglia, "ooze left by flood" (this may be the original sense), perhaps borrowed from Middle Dutch sudse "marsh, bog," cognate with Old English soden, past participle of seoþan (see seethe). Meaning "soapy water" dates from 1580s; slang meaning "beer" first attested 1904.