[merd; English maird]French.



(used as an expletive to express anger, annoyance, disgust, etc.)

Nearby words

  1. mercy,
  2. mercy flight,
  3. mercy killing,
  4. mercy seat,
  5. mercy stroke,
  6. merdivorous,
  7. mere,
  8. meredith,
  9. meredith, george,
  10. meredith, owen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for merde

  • "Ah, merde," muttered Armand, standing with red-dripping bayonet above a pile of bodies.

    Shaman|Robert Shea

Word Origin and History for merde



also merd, "dung," late 15c., from French merde "feces, excrement, dirt" (13c.), from Latin merda "dung, ordure, excrement," of unknown origin. Naturalized in English through 17c., but subsequently lost and since mid-19c. (and especially since World War I) generally treated as a French word when used in English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper