Crud



[kruhd] /krʌd/

noun
1.
Slang.

2.
Dialect. .
3.
Dialect. .
verb (used with or without object), crudded, crudding.
4.
Dialect. to .
/krʌd/
noun
1.
a sticky substance, esp when dirty and encrusted
2.
an undesirable residue from a process, esp one inside a nuclear reactor
3.
something or someone that is worthless, disgusting, or contemptible
4.
the crud, a disease; rot
interjection
5.
an expression of disgust, disappointment, etc
n.

“nonsense, rubbish,” 1940, U.S. slang; originally 1920s army and college student slang for “venereal disease.” Said to be a metathesis variant of curd, which actually makes it an unconscious return to the original Middle English form of that word (see curd). As G.I. name for “disease of any and every sort” it is attested from 1945.

modifier

: It’s in your ballpark, since you love the crud detail

noun

Related Terms

creeping crud

[fr Middle English, ”coagulated milk or other substance, curd,” of unknown origin]

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