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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Bud as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

12 June 2021
Last seen in: The New York Times Crossword

We found 19 answers for the crossword clue 'Bud', the most recent of which was seen in the The New York Times Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Bud a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Bud as an answer itself some 100 times.

Bud is a single word clue made up of 3 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The New York Times Crossword' on Friday, 11 June 2021 with the answer being PAL, we also found PAL to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Bud', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Bud' and give you a hint.

  • A partially opened flower
  • A swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
  • Develop buds; "The hibiscus is budding!"
  • Start to grow or develop; "a budding friendship"


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Bud'.

  • dub The new sounds added by dubbing

Crossword Answers

3 Letters


A waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric

A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

4 Letters

A large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish

A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king

A translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones


5 Letters

A friend or comrade

CAPER Howard
A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement



The act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"

An ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers

6 Letters

Produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"

A newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)

7 Letters

Produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"

9 Letters

Work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"

A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"

11 Letters


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