Definition of suds noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sʌdz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sʌdz//
    (also soapsuds)
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  1. 1[plural] a mass of very small bubbles that forms on top of water that has soap in it synonym lather She was up to her elbows in suds.
  2. 2[uncountable] (old-fashioned, North American English, informal) beer
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: of uncertain sense development but perhaps originally denoting the flood water of the fens; compare with Middle Low German sudde, Middle Dutch sudse ‘marsh, bog’; probably related to seethe.
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