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Available for breeding, as of a male animal. Is that horse at stud?
See also: stud
1. A male animal that is kept for breeding. A number of the studs on our ranch have fathered champion race horses over the years. I've heard that stud dogs can be incredibly difficult to keep as house pets.
2. slang By extension, a man who is very virile, sexually attractive, or sexually promiscuous. It's the classic double standard that men who have a lot of sex are considered studs, while women who have a lot of sex are considered sluts. There's a stud over at the bar who's been checking you out all night. You should go over and talk to him!
A physically attractive young man. Did you see Jane's new boyfriend? He's such a stud muffin that I was practically swooning over him myself!
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1. n. a male horse used for breeding purposes. (Not slang.) Last spring, we rented out all our studs and made some money.
2. n. a human male viewed as very successful with women. (Parallel to sense 1) Fred thinks he is a real stud.
n. a really good-looking guy; a stud. Who’s the stud-muffin with Sally?
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Available or offered for breeding. Used of animals.
See also: stud
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