Share this entry

ruddle Line breaks: rud¦dle
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌd(ə)l/

Definition of ruddle in English:


[mass noun]
1 another term for reddle.
1.1A small block of reddle or a similar substance that is attached to the chest of a ram to mark the ewe that it tups.


Late Middle English: related to obsolete rud 'red colour' and red; compare with raddle.

Words that rhyme with ruddle

befuddle, cuddle, fuddle, huddle, muddle, puddle

Definition of ruddle in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources