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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Example sentences
And blue, gray or amber frames help tone down ruddy complexions.
His portly figure and ruddy face suggest that he is no stranger to either of
  these items.
Many vessels were left unglazed to show off the ruddy color of natural
  terracotta.
Paprika is commonly used for its ruddy color rather than for its taste.
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