Mud is very wet dirt. On rainy days, you might enjoy putting on your tall rubber boots and squishing around in the mud.

When you mix soil with water, you get mud — a soft, almost sticky material. Mud results from a damp environment or a recent rain. There's also the mud that masons or bricklayers use to stick stones together — it resembles mud, though it's actually mortar or plaster, and to use it when building is to mud. The word mud also showed up in 1920s as slang" meaning "bad coffee," and if your "name is mud," you've got a bad reputation.

Definitions of mud

n water soaked soil; soft wet earth

bleaching clay, bleaching earth
an adsorbent clay that will remove coloring from oils
mud pie
a mass of mud that a child has molded into the shape of pie
mire, slop
deep soft mud in water or slush
Type of:
dirt, soil
the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

n slanderous remarks or charges

Type of:
words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

v soil with mud, muck, or mire

mire, muck, muck up
Type of:
begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil
make soiled, filthy, or dirty

v plaster with mud

Type of:
daub, plaster
coat with plaster

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