ruddle

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

ruddle (uncountable)

  1. A form of red ochre sometimes used to mark sheep
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VerbEdit

ruddle (third-person singular simple present ruddles, present participle ruddling, simple past and past participle ruddled)

  1. To mark something with red ochre.
  2. To raddle or twist.
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ReferencesEdit

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

ruddle (plural ruddles)

  1. A riddle or sieve.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 10:59