[ suhdz ]
/ sʌdz /
noun (used with a plural verb)
verb (used with object)
to wash with soap or detergent (often followed by out): to suds out a pair of socks.
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Origin of suds
1540–50; 1900–05 for def 3; perhaps < Middle Dutch sudse puddle, marsh; akin to sodden
OTHER WORDS FROM sudssuds·a·ble, adjectivenon·suds·ing, adjective
Words nearby suds
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Example sentences from the Web for sudsing
If more water is needed in the boiler for the last clothes dip it from the sudsing tub.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians|William K. David
That hell aloft was sudsing fast to us, and I was dancing inside to do something beside wait for a drowning.Plain Mary Smith|Henry Wallace Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for sudsing
/ (sʌdz) /
the bubbles on the surface of water in which soap, detergents, etc, have been dissolved; lather
slang, mainly US and Canadian beer or the bubbles floating on it
Derived forms of sudssudsy, adjective
Word Origin for suds
C16: probably from Middle Dutch sudse marsh; related to Middle Low German sudde swamp; see seethe
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