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    Smile ruddy

    ruddy

    Chiefly British Used as an intensive:

    “You ruddy liar!”(John Galsworthy)
    The quoted about the definition of ruddy is excerpted from my dictionary. I assume "ruddy" is the variation of "bloody". Some people might be offended by "bloody", but "ruddy" is totally innocuous. Am I right? Thank you!

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    Re: ruddy

    Hello again Daffs,

    Yes, "ruddy" is now very mild. Until the early 1970s it was less so, and perhaps occupied the place now taken by "bloody", in the hierarchy of vigorous terms.

    Best wishes,

    MrP
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    Smile Re: ruddy

    Thank you, MrPedantic.

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