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Ruddy

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"Ruddy stargazers. Not interested in anythin' closer'n the moon." (PS15)

"Got to have that ruddy tail removed before he goes to Smeltings"
- Vernon (PS6)

"THAT RUDDY OWL!"
- Vernon (CS3)

Definition

A milder, dialectal variation on the swear word, “bloody,” ruddy referring to something being red-coloured (like blood). Similar and slightly more polite version of “bloody” or “damned.”

Commentary

Etymology

(from blood, Old English = rudig).

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