- The definition of ruddy is a person or thing with a rosy red color.
An example of ruddy are rosy cheeks.
- ruddiness noun
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adjective rud·di·er, rud·di·est
- a. Having a healthy, reddish color.b. Reddish; rosy.
- Chiefly British Slang Used as an intensive: “You ruddy liar!” (John Galsworthy).
Origin: Middle English rudi, from Old English rudig; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.
- rudˈdi·ly adverb
- rudˈdi·ness noun