Definition of ruddle in English:

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ruddle

Pronunciation: /ˈrədl/

noun

1A red pigment consisting of ocher.
1.1A small block of ruddle or a similar substance that is attached to the chest of a ram to mark the sheep that it tups.

Origin

Late Middle English: related to obsolete rud 'red color' and red.

Words that rhyme with ruddle

befuddle, cuddle, fuddle, huddle, muddle, puddle

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Syllabification: rud·dle

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