- Usually orts. a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
Origin of ort
Examples from the Web for ort
We all felt that Mahala had ort to took the money to get her a new dress.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
For my part,' she added, 'I've seen one thing that was as it ort to be.Against Odds
Lawrence L. Lynch
Sometimes in the hack Prue would permit Ort to keep his arm round her.
It was Ort Hippisley, of course, that waited for Prue outside the gate.
It ort to been called mule-hide for it was about that tough.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
Word Origin and History for ort
"remains of food left from a meal," mid-15c., probably cognate with early Dutch ooraete, Low German ort, from or-, privative prefix, + etan "to eat" (see eat (v.)). Perhaps from an unrecorded Old English word.