1. Of a red colour; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame. They were more ruddy in body than rubies. (Lam. Iv. 7)
2. Of a lively flesh colour, or the colour of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips. Ruddy duck the sanderling.
Origin: AS. Rudig. See Rud.