ok, primarily an adjective meaning not so great, bad, crummy, from English, crud..
(but also) A book by Lynda Barry
about Roberta Rohbeson, a cruddy girl who lives (and tells) her cruddy life in a cruddy town. It just goes to show that Lynda Barry
is funny and should be president, and the world is evil
. Featuring highly are her homicidal
meat-man father; Little Debbie the Navy
knife; the Turtle, an escaped juvenile mental patient
and drug dealer
; and of course, Roberta, who has seen and done far too many things for her age.