[ turd ]
/ tɜrd /
noun Slang: Vulgar.
a piece of excrement.
a mean, contemptible person.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of turd
before 1000; Middle English; Old English tord
Words nearby turd
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Example sentences from the Web for turd
As the "Turd Blossom" peddles his new book, even name-brand conservatives are taking shots at him.
British Dictionary definitions for turd
/ (tɜːd) /
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
usage for turd
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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