plural noun
in·​nards | \ ˈi-nərdz How to pronounce innards (audio) \

Definition of innards

1 : the internal organs of a human being or animal especially : viscera
2 : the internal parts especially of a structure or mechanism

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Recent Examples on the Web The instruments are doing their usual efficient and legible job of keeping Ongais apprised of the multi-thousand-dollar Turbo innards. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, "Turbo Car vs. Turbo Bike: 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo vs. Kawasaki Z1-R TC," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of innards

circa 1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for innards

alteration of inwards

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The first known use of innards was circa 1825

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16 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Innards.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of innards

: the internal organs of a person or an animal
: the inside parts of something


noun plural
in·​nards | \ ˈin-ərdz How to pronounce innards (audio) \

Medical Definition of innards

: the internal organs of a human being or animal especially : viscera

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