American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Wet, sticky, soft earth, as on the banks of a river.
- n. Slang Wet plaster, mortar, or cement.
- n. Slanderous or defamatory charges or comments: slinging mud at his opponent.
- v. To cover or spatter with or as if with mud.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Moist and soft earth or earthy matter, whether produced by rains on the earthy surface, by ejections from springs and volcanoes, or by sediment from turbid waters; mire.
- To bury in mud or mire; cover or bedaub with mud.
- To make turbid or foul with dirt; stir the sediment in (liquors).
- To go in or under the mud, for refuge or warmth, as does the eel.
- To fill with mud or soft clay, as the crevices between the logs in a log house.
- n. A mixture of water and soil or fine grained sediment.
- n. A plaster-like mixture used to texture or smooth drywall.
- n. Wet concrete as it is being mixed, delivered and poured.
- n. figuratively Willfully abusive, even slanderous remarks or claims, notably between political opponents.
- n. slang Money, dough, especially when proceeding from dirty business.
- n. slang stool that is exposed as a result of anal sex
- n. geology A particle less than 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
- v. transitive To make muddy, dirty
- v. transitive To make turbid
- v. intransitive, Internet To participate in a MUD, or multi-user dungeon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive.
- v. rare To bury in mud.
- v. To make muddy or turbid.
- v. plaster with mud
- n. slanderous remarks or charges
- v. soil with mud, muck, or mire
- n. water soaked soil; soft wet earth
- 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"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English mudde, probably from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch modde. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“An 'heah de salvation train is stuck deep in de mud, an' yer know Arkansas mud _hit's mud_; hit ain't b'iled custard; no, it ain't, an 'hit sticks like glue!”
“Unless a person lives on a farm and tracks in mud from the path straight inside the door, white or any pastel will do just as well as brown or black.”
“Apparently girls whose cars are stuck in mud is an emerging sexual fetish.”
“We were just absolutely walking in mud from the beginning of the game," Skiles said.”
“And wrestling in the mud is an option, but I know I would win and PHM would get waaaayyy more out of it than I would. angdesj”
“If you go to city so late even in good times, you see women on the street selling what they call mud cakes, literally cakes made with mud that have no nutritional value but mothers feed it to their kids because it fills their kids 'stomachs.”
“If they are sold coated in mud, that is good – it helps to keep them fresh.”
“This is a guy who -- Christian Identity believes that unless you ` re a white Anglo - Saxon Protestant, everybody else are what he calls mud people, Nancy.”
“It isn't deep enough to drown you, but the mud is a caution.”
“In those days of steamboating, all the belongings of an immigrant would be landed on the levee and his freight bill would be presented to him by what we called the mud clerk, and he would take an account of his stock and pay the freight.”
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