Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Suds from soapy water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A solution of soap in water stirred till it froths; froth of soapy water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Suds made with soap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of soapsud. Lather, suds, foam produced by soap in water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the froth produced by soaps or detergents

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Examples

  • Then too, when we eat breakfast out, once replete, we can head straight home for the couch and newspaper, or (if virtuous) for a long walk to work it all off, either one without paying the price in soapsuds and pot scrubbing.

    Toast:

  • Then too, when we eat breakfast out, once replete, we can head straight home for the couch and newspaper, or (if virtuous) for a long walk to work it all off, either one without paying the price in soapsuds and pot scrubbing.

    It's not Iams: The Buckwheat Digressions

  • _ -- Douse animal with cold water and apply any alkaline liquid, such as soapsuds, bicarbonate of soda, or weak solution of ammonia.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • He turns his back on the sink, and stands there, his hands dripping soapsuds.

    Claudia Ricci: Seeing Red -- "Look, Jack, It's Over!!"

  • He awoke next morning from rosy scenes of dream to a steamy atmosphere that smelled of soapsuds and dirty clothes, and that was vibrant with the jar and jangle of tormented life.

    Chapter 5

  • But had I delayed to write just as I did in a peremptory tone, some old pettifogging, gossiping, soapsuds might in the interim have taken a delight in wounding your feelings by telling you that your committee folks meant to change their schoolmaster — I was determined that you should have the chance of resigning before you could hear it. —

    Letter 336

  • Here she washes the clothes, filling the pent space with soapsuds and the smell of dirty clothes, and overhead she hangs the wet linen to dry.

    DRINK, TEMPERANCE, AND THRIFT

  • He turns his back on the sink, and stands there, his hands dripping soapsuds.

    Claudia Ricci: Seeing Red -- "Look, Jack, It's Over!!"

  • But this kiss had tasted soapsuds, and the lips, he had noticed, were flabby.

    Chapter 5

  • It came to him, in a flash of fancy, that her nature seemed taking on the attributes of stale vegetables, smelly soapsuds, and of the greasy dimes, nickels, and quarters she took in over the counter of the store.

    Chapter 5

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