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Definition of "crud" [crud]

  • Slang A coating or an incrustation of filth or refuse. (noun)
  • Slang Something loathsome, despicable, or worthless. (noun)
  • Slang One who is contemptible or disgusting. (noun)
  • A disease or ailment, imaginary or real, especially one affecting the skin. (noun)
  • Sports Heavy, sticky snow that is unsuitable for skiing. (noun)

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.

Use "crud" in a sentence
  • "Clearing crud is one of the hardest parts until we realize it drags down our energy and makes us feel bad about ourselves."
  • "Sorry to hear the crud is getting the better of you."
  • "But the lousy thing about this crud is that I kept having relapses."