Definition of ruddy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrʌdi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌdi//
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  1. 1(of a person’s face) looking red and healthy ruddy cheeks a ruddy complexion
  2. 2(literary) red in colour a ruddy sky
  3. 3[only before noun] (British English, informal) a mild swear word that some people use to show that they are annoyed I can't get the ruddy car to start! What the ruddy hell do you want?
  4. Word Originlate Old English rudig, from the base of archaic rud ‘red colour’; related to red.

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