- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɹuːbɪk(ə)nd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɹubəˌkənd/
- Hyphenation: ru‧bi‧cund
- Possessing a red complexion; ruddy.
- 1819 November 10, Geoffrey Crayon [pseudonym; Washington Irving], “The Inn Kitchen”, in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., number IV, New York, N.Y.: […] C. S. Van Winkle, […], OCLC 1090970992, page 58:
- He was of a full, rubicund countenance, with a double chin, aquiline nose, and a pleasant twinkling eye.