turd

noun
\ ˈtərd How to pronounce turd (audio) \

Definition of turd

1 sometimes vulgar : a piece of fecal matter
2 vulgar : a contemptible person

Examples of turd in a Sentence

He's an obnoxious little turd.

First Known Use of turd

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for turd

Middle English tord, turd, from Old English tord; akin to Middle Dutch tort dung and probably to Old English teran to tear — more at tear entry 1

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The first known use of turd was before the 12th century

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“Turd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turd. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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turd

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How to pronounce turd (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of turd

informal + impolite
: a piece of solid waste passed out of the body
: someone who is very unpleasant and not liked

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