intransitive verbcrud′ded, crud′ding
Dial. to curdle
Origin of crudMiddle English crudden from crud: see curd
- Dial. a curd
- Slang any coagulated substance, caked deposit, dregs, filth, etc.
- Slang a worthless, disgusting, or contemptible person or thing
Slang an imaginary or vaguely identified disease or ailment: with the
Origin of crudfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Welsh cryd, fever, plague
- Slang a. A coating or an incrustation of filth or refuse.b. Something loathsome, despicable, or worthless.c. One who is contemptible or disgusting.
- A disease or ailment, imaginary or real, especially one affecting the skin.
- Sports Heavy, sticky snow that is unsuitable for skiing.
Origin of crudMiddle English crudde possibly from Old English cruden past participle of crūdan to press, drive
- Dirt, filth or refuse.
- (figuratively, by extension) Something of poor quality.
- Mixed impurities, especially corrosion products in nuclear reactor fuel.
- A heavy wet snow on which it is difficult to ski.
- (euphemistic) Feces; excrement.
- A contemptible person.
- (slang, US, military and students) venereal disease, or (later) any disease.
- A fast-paced game, loosely based on billiards or pool, with many players participating at the same time.
- (programming, database) Acronym of Create, Read, Update, and Delete.
crud - Computer Definition
(Create, Retrieve (or Read), Update, Delete) The basic processes that are applied to data.