[muhd-ee] /ˈmʌd i/
adjective, muddier, muddiest.
abounding in or covered with .
not clear or pure:
cloudy with sediment:
dull, as the complexion.
not clear mentally.
obscure or vague, as thought, expression, or literary style.
Horse Racing. denoting the condition of a track after a heavy, continuous rainfall has ceased and been completely absorbed into the surface, leaving it the consistency of thick .
verb (used with object), muddied, muddying.
to make muddy; soil with .
to make turbid.
to cause to be confused or obscure.
verb (used without object), muddied, muddying.
to become muddy.
adjective -dier, -diest
covered or filled with mud
not clear or bright: muddy colours
cloudy: a muddy liquid
(esp of thoughts) confused or vague
verb -dies, -dying, -died
to become or cause to become muddy
late 13c., from mud + -y (2). Big Muddy in reference to the Missouri or Mississippi rivers is first recorded 1825.
“to make muddy,” c.1600, from muddy (adj.). Related: Muddied; muddying.
- Muddy the waters
Confuse the issue, as in Bringing up one irrelevant fact after another, he succeeded in muddying the waters. This metaphoric expression, alluding to making a pond or stream turbid by stirring up mud from the bottom, was first recorded in 1837.
noun 1. a salamander, Siren lacertina, having external gills, tiny front legs, and no hind legs, inhabiting shallow waters in the southeastern U.S.
[Spanish moo-th e-hahr] /Spanish muˈðɛ hɑr/ noun, plural Mudéjares [moo-th e-hah-res] /muˈðɛ hɑˌrɛs/ (Show IPA) 1. a Muslim permitted to remain in Spain after the Christian reconquest, especially during the 8th to the 13th centuries. adjective 2. of or relating to a style of Spanish architecture from the 13th to 16th centuries, a fusion of […]
/ˈmʌdaɪ/ noun 1. (Austral) the larva of the dragonfly, commonly used as a fishing bait