noun Etymology: Middle English ruddok, from Old English rudduc; akin to Old English rudu Date: before 12th century archaic robin 1a

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  • Ruddock — is an archaic name for the European Robin.Ruddock as a surname:* Albert Billings Ruddock, namesake of Caltech s Ruddock House * Donovan Razor Ruddock, the professional boxer * Joan Ruddock, the Welsh politician * Margot Ruddock, the actress and… …   Wikipedia

  • Ruddock — Rud dock, n. [AS. ruddic; cf. W. rhuddog the redbreast. [root]113. See {Rud}, n.] [Written also {raddock}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European robin. The tame ruddock and the coward kite. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of gold money; probably because …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruddock — ist der Familienname von: Donovan Ruddock (* 1963), kanadischer Schwergewichtsboxer jamaikanischer Herkunft Joan Mary Ruddock (* 1943), walisische Politikerin (Labour Party) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Untersch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ruddock — [rud′ək] n. 〚ME ruddok < OE rudduc < rudu, red (see RUDD) + uc, OCK〛 [Brit. Dial.] ROBIN (sense 2) * * * rud·dock (rŭdʹək) n. Chiefly British An Old World r …   Universalium

  • ruddock — [rud′ək] n. [ME ruddok < OE rudduc < rudu, red (see RUDD) + uc, OCK] [Brit. Dial.] ROBIN (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Ruddock —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Ruddock est un patronyme porté notamment par : Donovan Ruddock (né en 1963), boxeur canadien ; Mike Ruddock (né en 1959), joueur… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ruddock — This early surname recorded in the spellings of Ruddock, Ruddick, Roddick and Rudduck is of Olde English pre 7th century origins. It derives from ruddoc , and the later medieval English ruddock , and translates literally as Robin (redbreast) .… …   Surnames reference

  • ruddock — Robin Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruddock — n.; (also ruddoc) Robin redbreast …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ruddock — rud·dock …   English syllables

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