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crud  (krʌd (slang)



  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


  1. an expression of disgust, disappointment, etc

Word Origin

C14: earlier form of curd

Example Sentences Including 'crud'

`They're saying the same crud who got Horowitz got her, too.
Delman, David Death of a Nymph
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
`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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