• Mud


    • enPR: mŭd, IPA: /mʌd/
    • Rhymes: -ʌd


    Unattested in Old English; probably cognate with (or perhaps directly borrowed from) Middle Dutch modde, Middle Low German modde, mudde (Low German Mudd), (Dutch modder). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian mut ("filth, excrement").

    Full definition of mud



    (countable and uncountable; plural muds)
    1. A mixture of water and soil or fine grained sediment.
    2. A plaster-like mixture used to texture or smooth drywall.
    3. (construction industry slang) Wet concrete as it is being mixed, delivered and poured.
    4. (figuratively) Willfully abusive, even slanderous remarks or claims, notably between political opponents.''The campaign issues got lost in all the mud from both parties.
    5. (slang) Money, dough, especially when proceeding from dirty business.
    6. (gay sex, slang) stool that is exposed as a result of anal sex
    7. (geology) A particle less than 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

    Related terms


    1. (transitive) To make muddy, dirty
    2. (transitive) To make turbid
    3. (intransitive, Internet) To participate in a MUD, or multi-user dungeon.
      • 1997, Philip Agre, Douglas Schuler, Reinventing technology, rediscovering community (page 153)Wizards, in general, have a very different experience of mudding than other players. Because of their palpable and extensive extra powers over other players, and because of their special role in MUD society, they are frequently treated differently...


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