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



BrE BrE//ˈrʌdi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌdi//
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(British English, informal) a mild swear word used by some people to emphasize what they are saying, especially when they are annoyed There was a ruddy great hole in the ceiling. Word Originlate Old English rudig, from the base of archaic rud ‘red colour’; related to red.

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