mudded

mud

[muhd]
noun
1.
wet, soft earth or earthy matter, as on the ground after rain, at the bottom of a pond, or along the banks of a river; mire.
2.
Informal. scandalous or malicious assertions or information: The opposition threw a lot of mud at our candidate.
3.
Slang. brewed coffee, especially when strong or bitter.
4.
a mixture of chemicals and other substances pumped into a drilling rig chiefly as a lubricant for the bit and shaft.
verb (used with object), mudded, mudding.
5.
to cover, smear, or spatter with mud: to mud the walls of a hut.
6.
to stir up the mud or sediment in: waders mudding the clear water.
verb (used without object), mudded, mudding.
7.
to hide in or burrow into mud.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English mudde, mode < Middle Low German mudde. Cf. mother2

unmudded, adjective
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mud (mʌd)
 
n
1.  a fine-grained soft wet deposit that occurs on the ground after rain, at the bottom of ponds, lakes, etc
2.  informal slander or defamation
3.  informal clear as mud not at all clear
4.  drag someone's name in the mud to disgrace or defame someone
5.  informal here's mud in your eye a humorous drinking toast
6.  informal someone's name is mud someone is disgraced
7.  informal throw mud at, sling mud at to slander; vilify
 
vb , muds, mudding, mudded
8.  (tr) to soil or cover with mud
 
[C14: probably from Middle Low German mudde; compare Middle High German mot swamp, mud, Swedish modd slush]

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Word Origin & History

mud
c.1300, cognate with and probably from M.L.G. mudde, M.Du. modde "thick mud," from P.Gmc. *mud- from PIE *meu-/*mu-, found in many words denoting "wet" or "dirty" (cf. Gk. mydos "damp," Pol. mul "slime," Skt. mutra- "urine," Avestan muthra- "excrement, filth"); related to Ger. schmutz "dirt," which
also is used for "mud" to avoid dreck, which originally meant "excrement." Replaced native fen (It., Sp. fango, Fr. fange are Gmc. loan-words). Meaning "lowest or worst of anything" is from 1580s. As a word for "coffee," it is hobo slang from 1925. To throw or hurl mud "make disgraceful accusations" is from 1762. To say (one's) name is mud and mean "(one) is discredited" is first recorded 1823, from mud in obsolete sense of "a stupid twaddling fellow" (1708).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
MUD
  1. multiuser dimension

  2. multiuser domain

  3. multiuser dungeon

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