Etymology
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ruddy (adj.)

Middle English rudi, from late Old English rudig "reddish, of a red color," of the complexion, "rosy, healthily red," probably from rudu "redness," which is related to read "red" (from PIE root *reudh- "red, ruddy"). As a British slang euphemism for bloody (q.v.), it is recorded by 1914. Related: Ruddiness.

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Definitions of ruddy

ruddy (adj.)
inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life;
a ruddy complexion
Synonyms: rubicund / florid / sanguine
ruddy (adj.)
of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;
Synonyms: red / reddish / blood-red / carmine / cerise / cherry / cherry-red / crimson / ruby / ruby-red / scarlet
From wordnet.princeton.edu