|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame.
2. (n.) of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips.
3. (v. t.) To make ruddy.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
rud'-i ('adhmoni (1 Samuel 16:12; 1 Samuel 17:42 Genesis 25:25 the Revised Version margin), 'adhom (Songs 5:10); verbs 'adham (Lamentations 4:7), and eruthriao, "to blush" (Additions to Esther 15:5)): "Ruddy" is the form taken by the adjective "red" when used as a term of praise of the human skin, and this is its use in the Bible (the Hebrew and Greek words are all usual words for "red" or "to be red"). The dark-skinned Hebrews found great beauty in a clear complexion.
Ruddy (5 Occurrences)
Genesis 25:25 And the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment. And they called his name Esau. (See JPS)
1 Samuel 16:12 He sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful face, and goodly to look on. Yahweh said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is he." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 17:42 When the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and withal of a fair face. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 5:10 My beloved is white and ruddy. The best among ten thousand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 4:7 Her nobles were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was as of sapphire. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)