from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A coating or an incrustation of filth or refuse.
- n. Slang Something loathsome, despicable, or worthless.
- n. Slang One who is contemptible or disgusting.
- n. A disease or ailment, imaginary or real, especially one affecting the skin.
- n. Sports Heavy, sticky snow that is unsuitable for skiing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. dirt, filth or refuse
- n. Something of poor quality.
- n. Mixed impurities, especially corrosion products in nuclear reactor fuel
- n. A heavy wet snow on which it is difficult to ski
- n. Crap, excrement.
- n. A contemptible person.
- n. venereal disease, or (later) any disease
- n. A fast-paced game, loosely based on billiards or pool, with many players participating at the same time.
- interj. Non-vulgar interjection expressing annoyance, anxiety, etc.; sugar, damn.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See curd.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete or dialectal form of curd.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. heavy wet snow that is unsuitable for skiing
- n. any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
- n. an ill-defined bodily ailment
Middle English crudde, possibly from Old English *cruden, past participle of crūdan, to press, drive.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Said to be a metathesis variant of Middle English curd, which would be an unconscious return to the original form. (Wiktionary)