[merd; English maird]French.



(used as an expletive to express anger, annoyance, disgust, etc.) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for merde

Historical Examples of merde

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


    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