American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Soapy water.
- n. Foam; lather.
- n. Slang Beer.
- v. To wash in suds.
- v. To form or make suds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Water impregnated with soap, forming a frothy mass; a lixivium of soap and water.
- The foam or spray churned up by a wounded whale; White water.
- In the suds, in turmoil or difficulty; in distress.
- A manufacturers' name for various waste soap-liquors incidentally produced in the industries of wool- and silk-scouring, -bleaching, -dyeing, etc. These were formerly allowed to run off into river-courses, but, in view of their polluting effect on the water, measures are now adopted to at least partially prevent this pollution and recover some material of value from the suds. See Yorkshire grease, sake, 2, and sudcake.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Water impregnated with soap, esp. when worked up into bubbles and froth.
- v. wash in suds
- v. make froth or foam and become bubbly
- n. the froth produced by soaps or detergents
- n. a dysphemism for beer (especially for lager that effervesces)
- Perhaps from obsolete Dutch zudse, marsh, from Middle Dutch sudse. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The new king of inexpensive, yet tasty, suds is the Chili Parlor, located in the Coca-Cola Food Court (which is just to the east of Big Tex and adjacent to the SkyWay tram).”
“Round glittering arms, plunged elbow-deep in suds,”
“House-boat, and I judge from the condition of what, for want of a better term, I may call the suds, when she left us the House-boat was making ten knots a day.”
“But this form of deafness may be easily cured, even though it has existed for years; for, having softened the accumulations of viscid wax by dropping animal oil into the ear, they may be removed by the injection of warm soap-suds, which is an effectual and safe remedy.”
“After this, the water which remains, is still useful, for washing floors; and then, the suds is a good manure to put around plants.”
“It was called suds and suds or something like that.”
“The only thing flowing more than the suds were the stories.”
“Chinamen began to drift into the rolls, there appeared such names as Carmen Wah Chang, cooks and waitresses living in darksome back cupboards must be unearthed, negro shoemakers were caught at their stands on the sidewalks, shiny - haired bartenders gave up their biographies in nasal monosyllables amid the slop of "suds" and the scrape of celluloid froth - eradicators.”
“I still do have bubbly pee, but not as much "suds" anymore.”
“I can't give a good reason for the lack of "suds" on tap or in bottles.”
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