ort

[ awrt ]
/ ɔrt /
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noun

Usually orts. a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.

Origin of ort

1400–50; late Middle English; cognate with Low German ort, early Dutch oorete; compare Old English or- out-, ǣt food (see eat)
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orts

/ (ɔːts) /

pl n

(sometimes singular) archaic, or dialect scraps or leavings

Word Origin for orts

C15: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oorete, from oor- remaining + ete food
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Word Origin and History for orts

ort


n.

"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.

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