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crud  audio  (krd) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Slang
    1. A coating or an incrustation of filth or refuse.
    2. Something loathsome, despicable, or worthless.
    3. One who is contemptible or disgusting.
  2. A disease or ailment, imaginary or real, especially one affecting the skin.
  3. Sports Heavy, sticky snow that is unsuitable for skiing.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English crudde, possibly from Old English *cruden, past participle of crdan, to press, drive


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