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I thought of this riddle myself. Feedback is appreciated.

My prefix is food.

My suffix is rude.

My infix comes in rounds.

I keep you off the ground.

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ Great riddle, not much room for mis-interpretation really. Very concise! $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Mar 21 '18 at 19:04
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    $\begingroup$ Definitely one of the better riddles in a while! Nice, common(ish) word for answer, almost certainly an unique answer, clearly worded clues, which are also fun wordplays. Well, basically what Paige said already :-) Very well done indeed! $\endgroup$ – Bass Mar 21 '18 at 20:24
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    $\begingroup$ Great riddle! Also, thanks for teaching me "infix" $\endgroup$ – BruceWayne Mar 22 '18 at 18:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Riley You definitely started a trend. Fabulous and creative 👏👏👏👏. This kinda reminds me of rebuses, except you use words for it. $\endgroup$ – North Apr 15 '18 at 17:01
  • $\begingroup$ @North, so there are riley rebus now! :) $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Oct 27 '18 at 6:42
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I'm pretty sure the answer is

Hammock

My prefix is food.

Ham

My suffix is rude.

Mock

My infix comes in rounds.

Rounds of ammo

I keep you off the ground.

That's usually the goal :)

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    $\begingroup$ Equally great answer! $\endgroup$ – Statman Mar 21 '18 at 19:05
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    $\begingroup$ I couldn't figure out the infix, but now that I see it, it all makes sense! $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Mar 21 '18 at 19:06
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    $\begingroup$ Yup, that's the answer. $\endgroup$ – Riley Mar 21 '18 at 19:07
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I know the riddle was already answered, but I was thinking of another possible answer:

(Warning, the spoiler tag also contains an obscenity, if you're very sensitive to that sort of thing.)

The esoteric programming language Brainfuck.

My prefix is food.

I'm pretty sure I've heard of cooked animal brains being served as food, either as part of some cuisine, or as exotic food.

My suffix is rude.

The classic four-letter word.

My infix comes in rounds.

"inf" is the mathematical abbreviation of "infimum", which could be used within a mathematical definition of the "rounding" operation (more specifically, in defining either the floor or the ceiling function).

I keep you off the ground.

Being an esoteric programming language, no "grounded" programmer would want to use it for practical problems.

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Diplodocus

My prefix is food.

Dip is a type of appetizer, e.g., bean dip

My suffix is rude.

Cus, short for cuss

My infix comes in rounds.

A doc, or doctor, comes in while doing their rounds

I keep you off the ground.

All you need is a diplodocus saddle!

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    $\begingroup$ You got a definite plus 1 for "All you need is a <spoiler> saddle". $\endgroup$ – AJFaraday Mar 22 '18 at 16:26
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    $\begingroup$ This is the most creative answer. I love it. $\endgroup$ – NH. Mar 27 '18 at 15:23
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Perhaps this isn’t a good answer, but I couldn’t help not to include it. The clues weren’t taken literally to describe the parts of the answer, but instead the process:

Answer:

A fart

My prefix is food.

Starts as food that gets broken down by bacteria

My suffix is rude.

When it comes out the rear, it’s considered rude

My infix comes in rounds.

Like intestines

I keep you off the ground.

As gas does

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    $\begingroup$ Wait this is an amazing answer... $\endgroup$ – NL628 Mar 26 '18 at 3:22
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    $\begingroup$ Smart thoughts. I appreciate this one $\endgroup$ – th3pirat3 Mar 28 '18 at 1:18
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    $\begingroup$ off the ground: from whence we get the expression "hoist by one's own petard" $\endgroup$ – Jasen Mar 29 '18 at 20:31
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With a slightly generous definition of prefix, suffix and infix. (Spoiler tags hide rude language)

Answer:

Cock

My prefix is food.

Cock (slang for chicken)

My suffix is rude.

Cock (is rude)

My infix comes in rounds.

Cock (most men need some time to, uh, recharge before they come again.)

I keep you off the ground.

In bed is off the ground.

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    $\begingroup$ Slightly too risque, but it makes sense... $\endgroup$ – NL628 Mar 26 '18 at 3:23
  • $\begingroup$ @NL628 just looked at your Riley riddle. Really nice :D $\endgroup$ – Feeds Aug 11 '18 at 9:16
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Applause? App == food, use is rude (in the sense of taking advantage of someone), "la" comes in rounds (as in musical rounds...fa la la la la...) And what keeps someone in the clouds like a good bit of applause?

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  • $\begingroup$ How is App == food? $\endgroup$ – Captain Lepton Apr 24 at 17:14
  • $\begingroup$ @CaptainLepton Appetizer? $\endgroup$ – noedne Apr 30 at 11:16
  • $\begingroup$ @noedne Seems rather tenuous $\endgroup$ – Captain Lepton May 7 at 10:50
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I'd say it's

Flatulence. Food precedes flatulence, releasing it near others may be considered rude, the smell alone may be quite offensive, it comes in rounds until eventually you have to go to the bathroom and it keeps you off the ground because the conventional western toilet, you'll sit 14 or 15 inches above the floor, which is where you'll be after a few flatulence cycles.

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    $\begingroup$ Hi, welcome to puzzling.SE! It seems your answer is the same as @vol7ron's. $\endgroup$ – Riley Aug 19 '18 at 12:21

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