What does crud mean?


Crud is a popular term that refers to various types of junk, whether it be old items stuffed away in a closet or a gross substance stuck under a table. It is also often exclaimed as a reaction to hearing or seeing something unfavorable.

The term is commonly used as an alternative to "Crap," because it sounds a little less harsh. The term may also appear as "Cruddy," when used as an adjective to describe something that does not work well or has one or more substances caked on it. As a word of caution, you never want to know how those substances got there.


Did you study for the exam today?
Crud, I totally forgot
A large pile of crud
A large pile of crud
Crud used as an exclamation
Crud used as an exclamation

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Updated March 22, 2019

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