Definition of ruddle in English:

ruddle

noun

  • 1

    another term for reddle
    1. 1.1A small block of reddle or a similar substance that is attached to the chest of a ram to mark the ewe that it tups.

Origin

Late Middle English: related to obsolete rud ‘red colour’ and red; compare with raddle.

Pronunciation:

ruddle

/ˈrʌd(ə)l/