[ in-erdz ]
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noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. the internal parts of the body; entrails or viscera.

  2. the internal mechanism, parts, structure, etc., of something; the interior of something: an engine's innards.

Origin of innards

1815–25; variant of inwards, noun use of inward

Words Nearby innards Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use innards in a sentence

  • So saying, he let the grateful sunlight into the Dromedary's innards.

    Humour of the North | Lawrence J. Burpee
  • Flopping over on his stomach, endeavoring to hold down the last remnants of his innards, he begged to be left alone.

    Watch Yourself Go By | Al. G. Field
  • I simply know that she's full of water aft and has got something serious the matter with her innards.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
  • She would probably think it a very huge joke that she had been born with innards that made her different from everybody else.

    The Memory of Mars | Raymond F. Jones
  • Immediately, Scraggsy, me an' Mac decided you might hate our innards but just the same you needed us in your business.

    Captain Scraggs | Peter B. Kyne

British Dictionary definitions for innards


/ (ˈɪnədz) /

pl ninformal
  1. the internal organs of the body, esp the viscera

  2. the interior parts or components of anything, esp the working parts

Origin of innards

C19: colloquial variant of inwards

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