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crud (krʌd Pronunciation for crud (slang)

Definitions

noun

  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. See the crud

exclamation

  1. an expression of disgust, disappointment, etc

Word Origin

C14: earlier form of curd

Example Sentences Including 'crud'

"You're right, they're designed to float over crud , deep snow and slush," said Mark.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
And one can see all the crud swirling around in the see-through body which, frankly, is gross.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
It's never pleasant to be greeted by a coating of ice or crud on your windshield that resists removal by your windshield washer fluid.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
Just another two hours of Midsomer Murders or some other crud.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
Manufactured protein molecules such as insulin tend to clump together into a useless crud unless they are handled with extreme care.
New Scientist (1998)
Such an examination can be performed only when we reach Aurora-- 'And by then the crud hits the fan.
Asimov, Isaac The Complete Stories Volume 2
`They're saying the same crud who got Horowitz got her, too.
Delman, David Death of a Nymph
`When I saw some of the crud on the short list, I was glad I hadn't had to read the stuff that didn't make it.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)

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