crud

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English crud, crudde (coagulated milk; curd; any coagulated or thickened substance; dregs), from Old English crūdan (to press). Doublet of curd.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɹʌd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌd

Noun[edit]

crud (countable and uncountable, plural cruds)

  1. (uncountable) Dirt, filth or refuse.
    • 2018, Tsitsi Dangarembga, This Mournable Body, Faber & Faber (2020), page 30:
      Crud is caked in the crevices of her jewellery. All of it needs cleaning.
  2. (uncountable, figuratively, by extension) Something of poor quality.
  3. (countable) A contemptible person.
  4. Mixed impurities, especially wear and corrosion products in nuclear reactor coolant.
  5. (uncountable, skiing, snowboarding) A heavy wet snow on which it is difficult to travel.
  6. (uncountable, euphemistic) Feces; excrement.
    Synonym: crap
  7. (uncountable, slang, US, military and students) Venereal disease, or (by extension) any disease.
  8. (uncountable) A fast-paced game, loosely based on billiards or pool, with many players participating at the same time.

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Translations[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

crud

  1. Non-vulgar interjection expressing annoyance, anxiety, etc.; sugar, damn.

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crūdus.

Adjective[edit]

crud m (feminine crudã, masculine plural crudz, feminine plural crudi / crude)

  1. raw, uncooked
    Synonym: nicoptu
    Antonym: coptu
  2. crude, brutal, cruel

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

crud

  1. Alternative form of crudde

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French creu, with the d added back to reflect the Latin crūdus.

Adjective[edit]

crud m (feminine singular crude, masculine plural cruds, feminine plural crudes)

  1. raw; uncooked
    poysson crudraw fish

Descendants[edit]

  • French: cru

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

crud m

  1. Alternative form of cruth

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
crud chrud crud
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crūdus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

crud m or n (feminine singular crudă, masculine plural cruzi, feminine and neuter plural crude)

  1. raw, uncooked
    Synonym: necopt
    Antonym: copt
  2. (of fruits) unripe
    Synonym: necopt
    Antonym: copt
  3. brutal, cruel, barbarous
    Synonyms: brut, crunt, cumplit

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