crud vs skank what difference

what is difference between crud and skank

English

Etymology

From Middle English crud, crudde (coagulated milk; curd; any coagulated or thickened substance; dregs), from Old English crūdan (to press). Doublet of curd.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɹʌd/
  • Rhymes: -ʌd

Noun

crud (countable and uncountable, plural cruds)

  1. (uncountable) Dirt, filth or refuse.
  2. (uncountable, figuratively, by extension) Something of poor quality.
  3. (countable) A contemptible person.
  4. Mixed impurities, especially wear and corrosion products in nuclear reactor coolant.
  5. (uncountable, skiing, snowboarding) A heavy wet snow on which it is difficult to travel.
  6. (uncountable, euphemistic) Feces; excrement.
    Synonym: crap
  7. (uncountable, slang, US, military and students) Venereal disease, or (by extension) any disease.
  8. (uncountable) A fast-paced game, loosely based on billiards or pool, with many players participating at the same time.

Derived terms

  • creeping crud
  • cruddy

Translations

Interjection

crud

  1. Non-vulgar interjection expressing annoyance, anxiety, etc.; sugar, damn.

Anagrams

  • Curd, curd

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • crudu

Etymology

From Latin crūdus.

Adjective

crud m (feminine crudã, masculine plural crudz, feminine plural crudi / crude)

  1. raw, uncooked
    Synonym: nicoptu
    Antonym: coptu
  2. crude, brutal, cruel

Middle English

Noun

crud

  1. Alternative form of crudde

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French creu, with the d added back to reflect the Latin crūdus.

Adjective

crud m (feminine singular crude, masculine plural cruds, feminine plural crudes)

  1. raw; uncooked

Descendants

  • French: cru

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kruð/

Noun

crud m

  1. Alternative form of cruth

Mutation


Romanian

Etymology

From Latin crūdus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /krud/

Adjective

crud m or n (feminine singular crudă, masculine plural cruzi, feminine and neuter plural crude)

  1. raw, uncooked
    Synonym: necopt
    Antonym: copt
  2. (of fruits) unripe
    Synonym: necopt
    Antonym: copt
  3. brutal, cruel, barbarous
    Synonyms: brut, crunt, cumplit

Declension

Derived terms

  • cruzime

Related terms

  • cruditate


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /skæŋk/
  • Rhymes: -æŋk

Etymology 1

Origin unknown. Perhaps from skag (unattractive woman), but the origins of skag are unknown. Compare scold (troublesome woman), skeevy (disgusting). Attested from the 1960s.

Noun

skank (countable and uncountable, plural skanks)

  1. (derogatory, slang) A lewd and disreputable person, often female, especially an unattractive person with an air of tawdry promiscuity.
  2. Anything that is particularly foul, unhygienic or unpleasant.
Synonyms
  • (lewdly disreputable woman): See Thesaurus:promiscuous woman
Derived terms
  • skanky

Adjective

skank (comparative more skank, superlative most skank)

  1. (derogatory, slang) Lewd, vulgar, skanky.

Etymology 2

Originally Jamaican, attested from the twentieth century, but earliest source is uncertain. The verb sense be dishonest is evidently older. Perhaps originally onomatopoeic. The dance senses may come from a resemblance to motorcyclists weaving in and out of traffic. Compare skanker.

Noun

skank (plural skanks)

  1. A dance performed to ska, dub, or reggae music.
  2. A style of rhythmic guitar strumming in ska, reggae, and punk.

Verb

skank (third-person singular simple present skanks, present participle skanking, simple past and past participle skanked)

  1. To dance the skank.
  2. To play guitar with a skank rhythm.
  3. (transitive or intransitive, Jamaican) To be dishonest or unreliable, to defraud or deceive, to steal.

Etymology 3

Slang word used in Northern England. Origin unknown. Perhaps from etymology 2, above; attested in West Indian and UK black slang from the twentieth century.

Noun

skank (plural skanks)

  1. The act of cheating a person.
    That’s not a good deal; it’s a skank.

Verb

skank (third-person singular simple present skanks, present participle skanking, simple past and past participle skanked)

  1. (transitive) To cheat, especially a friend.
    He short-changed a partner, leaving him feeling skanked.
Derived terms
  • skanker

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse skankr. Akin to English shank.

Noun

skank f (definite singular skanka, indefinite plural skjenker, definite plural skjenkene)
skank m (definite singular skanken, indefinite plural skankar, definite plural skankane)

  1. (anatomy) thigh, thighbone (especially in animals)
  2. (anatomy) shank (especially in animals)
  3. (anatomy) hind limb, foot
  4. meat from such a part of the body
  5. big-boned she-creature, especially an animal with big thighs and hips

Usage notes

  • The masculine inflection is not used for the fifth sense.

Related terms

  • skinke f

References

  • “skank” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • snakk

Swedish

Alternative forms

  • skånk

Etymology

Cognate with Danish skank, English shank, used as a noun in Swedish since 1635. The noun is based on an older adjective (now obsolete) skank, skink (limping, lame on one leg).

Noun

skank c

  1. a leg (human or animal)
    rör på skankarna!

    move your legs! (walk on, keep moving)

Declension

Related terms

  • korsskank
  • snarskank

References

  • skank in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
  • skank in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)

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