[ turd ]
/ tɜrd /

noun Slang: Vulgar.

a piece of excrement.
a mean, contemptible person.

Origin of turd

before 1000; Middle English; Old English tord
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/ (tɜːd) /

noun slang

a lump of dung; piece of excrement
an unpleasant or contemptible person or thing

Word Origin for turd

Old English tord; related to Old Norse tordy fill dung beetle, Dutch tort dung


This word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary . However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use
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