ordure

noun
or·​dure | \ˈȯr-jər \

Definition of ordure 

1 : excrement

2 : something that is morally degrading

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Examples of ordure in a Sentence

polite people do not discuss ordure in public

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At the bottom of the tube sat a half-inch of what looked like frozen mud, but was, in fact, orca ordure. Kate Brooks, Smithsonian, "There’s a New Tool in the Fight Against Elephant Poaching," 30 Sep. 2017 At the bottom of the tube sat a half-inch of what looked like frozen mud, but was, in fact, orca ordure. Kate Brooks, Smithsonian, "There’s a New Tool in the Fight Against Elephant Poaching," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of ordure

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ordure

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from ord dirty, foul, from Latin horridus horrid

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ordure

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English Language Learners Definition of ordure

: solid waste matter that is released from the body

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