suds

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See also: sūds and SUDS

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the plural of sud, a variant of sod (a bubbling or boiling), equivalent to sud +‎ -s. Related to seethe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

suds (uncountable)

  1. lather, foam
  2. (slang) beer
    We went out for some pizza and suds.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes treated as uncountable ("too much suds") and sometimes as plural ("too many suds").

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Verb[edit]

suds (third-person singular simple present sudses, present participle sudsing, simple past and past participle sudsed)

  1. (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, soapsuds.
    We sudsed the car before washing it down until it gleamed like new.