mud

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
  1. noun
    water soaked soil; soft wet earth
    synonyms: clay
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    types:
    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
  2. noun
    slanderous remarks or charges
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    type of:
    slander
    words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  3. verb
    soil with mud, muck, or mire
    synonyms: mire, muck, muck up
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    type of:
    begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil
    make soiled, filthy, or dirty
  4. verb
    plaster with mud
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    type of:
    daub, plaster
    coat with plaster
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