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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Definitions for ort

  1. A scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.

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Citations for ort
She continued and enjoyed every tender morsel. There wasn't even an ort left on the plate. Jack Collins, The Polyandrist Murders: Book 1 Of 2
They fed her on the orts and ends, a little better than the dog, and a little worse than the cat. Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
Origin of ort
late Middle English
Ort is related to the Old English word eten meaning "to eat."