"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)
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.”
(from blood, Old English = rudig).