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crud (disease)

Definition:

an ill-defined bodily ailment

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

cruds

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

he said he had the crud and needed a doctor

Etymology:

"nonsense, rubbish", United States slang; originally 1920s army and college ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of crud...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

crud [slang] | the crud [sense-specific]

a sticky substance, especially when dirty and encrusted | an undesirable residue from a process, especially one inside a nuclear reactor | something ... (21 of 460 words, 5 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/crud

Wikipedia:

Crud [disambiguation] | CRUD

may refer to: dirt, filth or waste, or something of poor quality | CRUD (Computing Term) - Create, read, update and delete, basic functions of a computer database | Crud (game), played on a billiard table | Chalk river unidentified deposits, corroded ... (39 of 137 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Crud

Merriam-Webster:

crud [entry 1, noun] | curd [synonym, sense-specific] | rubbish [synonym, sense-specific] | filth [synonym, sense-specific] | dirt [synonym, sense-specific] | grime [synonym, sense-specific] | gunk [synonym, sense-specific] | muck [synonym, sense-specific] | smut [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[dialect] "curd" | a deposit or incrustation of filth, grease, or refuse ; something disgusting; "rubbish" ; [slang] a contemptible person | a usually ... (22 of 134 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/crud

curd [entry 2, verb] | coagulate [synonym] | curdle [synonym] | crud [verb, dialect, entry 2] | crudded [verb, dialect, entry 2, past tense] | crudding [verb, dialect, entry 2, present participle]

"coagulate", "curdle" (2 of 14 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/curd show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

crud | cruddier [comparative] | cruddiest [superlative] | nonsense [synonym, sense-specific] | cruddy [derived]

[informal] : a substance which is considered unpleasant or disgusting, typically because of its dirtiness | heavy snow on which it's difficult to ski ... (23 of 103 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/crud

Random House Dictionary:

crud | crudded [past tense] | crudding [present participle] | crut [slang, sense-specific] | curd [dialect, synonym, sense-specific] | clabber [dialect, synonym, sense-specific]

[slang] ; a deposit or coating of refuse or of an impure or alien ... | [dialect] curd | [dialect] clabber | [dialect] to curd. (22 of 90 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/crud

Wiktionary:

crud | cruds [plural]

dirt, filth or refuse | [figurative] Something of poor quality. | Mixed impurities, especially corrosion products in nuclear reactor fuel | A heavy wet snow on which it's difficult to ski | [euphemism] Crap, excrement. | A contemptible person. |... (34 of 80 words, 9 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/crud

American Heritage Dictionary:

crud

[slang] ; A coating or an incrustation of filth or refuse. | Something loathsome, despicable, or worthless. | One who is contemptible or disgusting. | ... (22 of 62 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crud

New World Dictionary:

crud | crudded [past tense] | crudding [present participle] | cruddy [related]

[dialect] to curdle | [dialect] a curd | [slang] any coagulated substance, caked deposit, dregs, filth, etc. | [slang] a worthless, disgusting, or ... (20 of 57 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crud

Macmillan British Dictionary:

crud [uncountable, informal] | cruddier [comparative] | cruddiest [superlative] | cruddy [adjective, related]

dirt, or a similar unpleasant substance | something that you dislike or consider unpleasant (13 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/crud

Cambridge Dictionary:

crud [informal] | cruddy [adjective, derived]

something dirty and unpleasant (4 of 13 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/crud

Britannica Encyclopedia:

disease

a harmful deviation from the normal structural or functional state of an organism. A diseased organism commonly exhibits signs or symptoms indicative ... (22 of 625 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/165521​/disease

Columbia Encyclopedia:

disease

impairment of the normal state or functioning of the body as a whole or of any of its parts. Some diseases are acute, producing severe symptoms that ... (27 of 369 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0815624​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

crud

a messy, dirty, or sticky substance (slang) | a person or thing that is considered disgusting or worthless (slang) | absolute nonsense (slang) | an ... (22 of 78 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601627​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

crud

First use: 1940

Origin: "nonsense, rubbish", United States slang; originally 1920s army and college student slang for "venereal disease". Said to be a metathesis variant of ... (23 of 54 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=crud

Oxford Dictionary:

crud | cruddier [comparative] | cruddiest [superlative]

Origin: late Middle English: variant of "curd" (the original sense). The earliest modern senses, "filth" and "nonsense" (originally United States), date from ... (21 of 23 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/crud

Wiktionary:

crud | cruds [plural]

Origin: Said to be a metathesis variant of Middle English curd, which would be an unconscious return to the original form.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/crud

American Heritage Dictionary:

crud

Origin: Middle English crudde, possibly from Old English *cruden, past participle of crūdan, to press, drive.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crud

New World Dictionary:

crud | crudded [past tense] | crudding [present participle]

Origin: Middle English crudden from crud: see "curd" | perhaps Welsh cryd, fever, plague

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crud

Collins Dictionary:

crud [slang]

First use: 14th century

Origin: earlier form of curd

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/crud

Merriam-Webster:

crud [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English curd, crudd

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/crud

Encarta Dictionary:

crud

First use: 14th century

Origin: Earlier form of curd

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601627​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

crud [slang]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "crud"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/crud

Macmillan British Dictionary:

crud [uncountable, informal] | cruddier [comparative] | cruddiest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "crud"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/crud

Macmillan American Dictionary:

crud [uncountable, informal] | cruddier [comparative] | cruddiest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "crud"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/crud

Cambridge Dictionary:

crud [informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "crud"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "crud"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/crud

the Free Dictionary:

crud

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "crud"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "crud"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "crud" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/crud

Google Dictionary:

crud | cruds [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "crud"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

crud

Audio: North American pronunciation of "crud"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=crud​0001 word=crud

YourDictionary Audio:

crud

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "crud" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crud

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