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Meaning of RUDDY

Pronunciation:  'rudee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
  2. [adj]  inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion"

RUDDY is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, chromatic, crimson, healthy, red, reddish, rubicund, ruby, ruby-red, sanguine, scarlet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rud"dy\, a. [Compar. {Ruddier}; superl. {Ruddiest}.] [AS.
    rudig. See {Rud}, n.]
    1. Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy
       flame. --Milton.
             They were more ruddy in body than rubies. --Lam. iv.
    2. Of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in
       high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips. --Dryden.
    {Ruddy duck} (Zo["o]l.), an American duck ({Erismatura
       rubida}) having a broad bill and a wedge-shaped tail
       composed of stiff, sharp feathers. The adult male is rich
       brownish red on the back, sides, and neck, black on the
       top of the head, nape, wings, and tail, and white on the
       cheeks. The female and young male are dull brown mixed
       with blackish on the back; grayish below. Called also
       {dunbird}, {dundiver}, {ruddy diver}, {stifftail},
       {spinetail}, {hardhead}, {sleepy duck}, {fool duck},
       {spoonbill}, etc.
    {Ruddy plover} (Zo["o]l.) the sanderling.
  2. \Rud"dy\, v. t.
    To make ruddy. [R.] --Sir W. Scott.