ruddily

ruddy

[ruhd-ee]
adjective, ruddier, ruddiest.
1.
of or having a fresh, healthy red color: a ruddy complexion.
2.
red or reddish.
3.
British Slang. damned: a ruddy fool.
adverb
4.
British Slang. damned: He'd ruddy well better be there.

Origin:
before 1100; Middle English rudi, Old English rudig. See rudd, -y1

ruddily, adverb
ruddiness, noun
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ruddy (ˈrʌdɪ)
 
adj , -dier, -diest
1.  (of the complexion) having a healthy reddish colour, usually resulting from an outdoor life
2.  coloured red or pink: a ruddy sky
 
adv, —adj
3.  (intensifier) bloody; damned: a ruddy fool
 
[Old English rudig, from rudu redness (see rudd); related to Old High German rotred1, Swedish rod, Old Norse rythga to make rusty]
 
'ruddily
 
adv
 
'ruddiness
 
n

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ruddy
O.E. rudig, probably from rudu "redness," related to read "red" (see red). As a British slang euphemism for bloody (q.v.), first recorded 1914.
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