Definition of ordure
1 : excrement
2 : something that is morally degrading
Examples of ordure in a Sentence
polite people do not discuss ordure in public
Recent Examples of ordure from the Web
At the bottom of the tube sat a half-inch of what looked like frozen mud, but was, in fact, orca ordure.
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Origin and Etymology of ordure
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from ord dirty, foul, from Latin horridus horrid
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
ORDURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ordure for English Language Learners
: solid waste matter that is released from the body
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