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ruddy

adjective uk   /ˈrʌd.i/ us  
red: He was ruddy-cheeked from the walk in the cold. Her face was ruddy and healthy-looking.

ruddy

adjective [before noun], adverb uk   /ˈrʌd.i/ UK old-fashioned informal us  
used to avoid saying bloody to express anger: Ruddy hell!
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