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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ What's this crud on my seat?
▪ Come on, if she is going to feed us this crud, she could at least get her research right.
▪ She thought of water, which was pure, and then remembered the crud on the bed of the stream.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Curd \Curd\ (k[^u]rd), n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. gruth, Ir, gruth, cruth, curd, cruthaim I milk.] [Sometimes written crud.]

  1. The coagulated or thickened part of milk, as distinguished from the whey, or watery part. It is eaten as food, especially when made into cheese.

    Curds and cream, the flower of country fare.

  2. The coagulated part of any liquid.

  3. The edible flower head of certain brassicaceous plants, as the broccoli and cauliflower.

    Broccoli should be cut while the curd, as the flowering mass is termed, is entire.
    --R. Thompson.

    Cauliflowers should be cut for use while the head, or curd, is still close and compact.
    --F. Burr.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"nonsense, rubbish," 1940, U.S. slang; originally 1920s army and college student slang for "venereal disease." Said to be a metathesis variant of curd, which actually makes it an unconscious return to the original Middle English form of that word (see curd). As G.I. name for "disease of any and every sort" it is attested from 1945.


acr. (context programming database English) create, read, update, and delete

  1. n. heavy wet snow that is unsuitable for skiing

  2. any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant [syn: filth, skank]

  3. an ill-defined bodily ailment; "he said he had the crud and needed a doctor"

Crud (game)

Crud (also known as "Slosh) is a fast-paced game loosely based on billiards or pool, and originated in the Royal Canadian Air Force. It is played in units of the Canadian Forces, the Canadian Coast Guard, the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the Royal Australian Air Force.

The game of slosh has been played in Australian Army Officer's Messes since the Vietnam era (the author of this addition played this game from 1983, generally after Dining-In Nights.

The game is played on a pool or snooker table (usually the latter, when available) using the cue ball (the shooter ball), and one object ball (most commonly a striped ball since it is easiest to determine if it is in motion). Only the corner pockets are used on non-snooker or smaller tables. On these, the side pockets (if there are any) are blocked off, traditionally by rolls of toilet paper.

Pool cues are not used; the shooter ball is launched across the table surface with the hand. A game of crud involves moving around the table and other players, trying to grab the shooter ball and either strike the object ball before it stops moving or sink it. This boisterous game is usually only played in a military mess as the management of most public establishments would not normally condone contact sports and tolerate the apparent abuse of their equipment.


Crud or CRUD may refer to:

  • Waste, dirt, feces, or something of poor quality
  • Create, read, update and delete (CRUD), basic functions of a computer database
  • Crud (band), Detroit rock band
  • Crud (fanzine), punk rock magazine
  • Crud (game), game played on a billiard table
  • CRUD (radio station), former radio station of Rochdale College in Toronto, Canada
Crud (fanzine)

Crud was a punk rock fanzine edited by Neil Crud from Colwyn Bay, North Wales. It ran up to issue No.8 from 1986 to 1990.

A prototype Crud #0 was published in November 1986 with only about 20 copies produced and put together by Neil, Edi Filmstar and Wayne The Bastard. It was more of a reactionary hand written cartoon comic than a punk fanzine.

The first 'proper' issue of Crud emerged in January 1987, again written by the same 3 people and with a slightly more 'fanzine' feel to it and lots of artwork.

Crud #2 (May 1987) was written by Neil, Wayne and Glossop punk Jill The Ripper who added her artistic talents to the 'zine and featured an interview with Chumbawamba and articles on Welsh punk band Anhrefn and Datblygu.

Crud #3 was never released.

Crud #4 (January 1988) was solely written by Neil Crud, as were subsequent issues and the zine began to develop its own style and format.

Crud #5 (June 1988) featured a mock advert by Sainsburys supermarket stating 'Good food costs nothing at Sainsburys' and encouraging the reader to shoplift from the store.

Crud #6 (December 1988) again hit the headlines, again with a mock advert stating, 'Be warm, be wise, be an arsonist - buy a box of matches and keep yourself and the fire brigade warm for the evening.' The newspapers in North Wales ran the headline 'Fire Bomb Shocker in Teens Mag' and the Greater Manchester Fire Chief appeared on Jimmy Young's BBC Radio 2 programme condemning the fanzine. The story also ran in the Daily Mirror.

Crud #7 (November 1989) once again made front page news when Colwyn councillers slammed the fanzine for running a '999 Fun Phone-in' advert where it was suggesting you could have 'hours of fun' and 'calls are free - just dial 999 from any call box and leave the phone off the hook.' This issue also ran a mock article about the North Wales Police Chief stating he had produced an acoustic demo-tape. He threatened to sue the fanzine as did BBC journalist Arfon Roberts who was falsely attributed to writing an obscene poem, he stated 'I have been libelled by these horrible people and their horrible magazine.' Neil Crud also received a threat of legal action from Express Newspapers for printing a cartoon of Rupert Bear growing cannabis.

Crud #8 (April 1990) ran a page called Crud's Crude Corner inviting readers to send in the 'Crudest phrase you can think of and we'll print it cos we don't give a toss.' Record shops selling the fanzine in North Wales were raided and the owners were charged under the Obscene Publications Act. Neil Crud was also arrested and charged on three counts under the same Act and around 500 copies were seized.

Crud #9 was written but never printed.

Usage examples of "crud".

The burn scars on his legs were still stiff and tender, cracking and opening on the slightest pretext to ooze a clearish crud.

The spokespeople at Loveland say both towns are infested with outlaws and crud and the like.

Few people ever dared approach Major - de Coverley about anything and the only officer foolish enough to pitch one of his horseshoes was stricken the very next day with the worst case of Pianosan crud that Gus or Wes or even Doc Daneeka had ever seen or even heard about.

Rap Sheet from under the noses of the Cruds under cover of bashing a gala event!

Every sweep the Rebels make means we clear the crud and leave the good.

 So why were they spending most of their time polishing brightwork, waxing wood, and scraping away imaginary crud and corruption from the decks of passageways and troop compartments?

You want to know how these cruds think--assuming for the sake of argument that they do think--ask Bullethead.

Singing “Reunited” and then “Shake Your Groove Thing,” both Peaches and Herb hits, he searched these cluttered chambers, rating them on a crud scale—cruddy, cruddier, cruddiest—as he sought what might remain of the first twenty thousand dollars that he had given Hokehberry a few weeks ago.

Those damned roach-sized amoeboids or whatever they are that live in this crud are all over my suit and trying to burrow their way through.

But it will rupture a lot of cell membranes, leaving behind all those membranes as a lipid crud.

One tank was deadlined with problems in its main-gun loading mechanism, and Lieutenant Hemmings had come down with the rolling crud, so Birdie Sparrow was in charge of the platoon's three remaining tanks.

One tank was deadlined with problems in its main-gun loading mechanism, and Lieutenant Hemmings had come down with the rolling crud, so Birdie Sparrow was in charge of the platoon’s three remaining tanks.

So she just ran at the square trapdoor opening, her hair, tangled now with green leaves and twigs as well as the crud from her scramble under the garbage truck, streaming out behind her.

She hadn't had her lungs healed just to mess them up again inhaling this sort of crud.

The offshore reefs, already imperiled, could suffocate if the microbic crud thickens.