bloody

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • bloudy (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Old English blōdiġ, from blōd + -iġ (-y)

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bloody (comparative bloodier, superlative bloodiest)

  1. Covered in blood.
    All that remained of his right hand after the accident was a bloody stump.
  2. Characterised by bloodshed.
    There have been bloody battles between the two tribes.
  3. (Australia, New Zealand, UK, colloquial, mildly vulgar, not comparable) Used as an intensifier.
    • 1994, Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos, page 519,
      Try to keep those bloody women's bloody heads on their bloody shoulders by somehow helping them make this whole mad impossible scheme actually work.
    • 2003, Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, page 64,
      You are not to go asking anyone about who killed that bloody dog.
    • 2007, James MacFarlane, Avenge My Kin, Book 2: A Time of Testing, page 498,
      “You bloody fool, I could′ve stabbed you in the heart,” David said in mock anger, and then smiled widely.

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bloody (comparative more bloody, superlative most bloody)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, UK, mildly vulgar) Used to intensify what follows this adverb.
    1994: Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos, 109 - "Dice are no bloody good," David said.

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bloody (third-person singular simple present bloodies, present participle bloodying, simple past and past participle bloodied)

  1. To draw blood from one's opponent in a fight.
  2. To demonstrably harm the cause of an opponent.

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