crud

[kruhd]
noun
1.
Slang.
a.
a deposit or coating of refuse or of an impure or alien substance; muck.
b.
a filthy, repulsive, or contemptible person.
c.
something that is worthless, objectionable, or contemptible.
d.
prevarication, exaggeration, or flattery.
e.
a nonspecific, imaginary, or vaguely defined disease or disorder of the body: jungle crud.
f.
any unpleasant external ailment, disorder, or the like, as a skin rash.
g.
venereal disease, especially syphilis.
h.
Vulgar. dried semen.
2.
Dialect, curd.
3.
Dialect, clabber.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), crudded, crudding.
4.
Dialect. to curd.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; earlier form of curd


3. See clabber.
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crud (krʌd)
 
n
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
 
interj
5.  an expression of disgust, disappointment, etc
 
[C14: earlier form of curd]

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Word Origin & History

crud
"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 M.E. form of that word (see curd). As G.I. name for "disease
of any and every sort" it is attested from 1945.
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Slang Dictionary

crud definition


  1. n.
    any nasty substance. (An old form of the word curd.) : There's some crud on your left shoe.
  2. n.
    junk; stuff; personal possessions. : Get your crud outa my way, will you!
  3. n.
    a repellent person. (Rude and derogatory.) : Don't be such a crud!
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Example sentences
They also contain a lot of cosmic crud, mostly in the form of dust-sized grains.
Dink and crud are syllables that can mar a name and invite derision.
Wind can also clear away pollen, and a good rain after a dry spell can wash
  away pollen and other crud in the air.
But sea air is packed full of crud, from dense water particles to salt
  molecules and regular pollution.
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