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Definition of "ruddy" []

  • Having a healthy, reddish color. (adjective)
  • Reddish; rosy. (adjective)
  • Chiefly British Slang Used as an intensive: "You ruddy liar!” ( John Galsworthy). (adjective)
  • (of the complexion) having a healthy reddish colour, usually resulting from an outdoor life (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Coloured red or pink (adjective)
  • (intensifier) bloody; damned (adjective)

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Use "ruddy" in a sentence
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  • "I get by on a certain Welsh ruddy charm, and the rest is conversation."
  • "The title was also changed in deference to Victorian decorum: the primmer suburban class was deterred by "ruddy" - considered a cuss word close to the obscenity of "bloody" - so Ruddygore became Ruddigore, under which name it went on to achieve a solidly profitable run of 288 performances."