turd

noun
\ˈtərd \

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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turd

noun

English Language Learners Definition of turd

: a piece of solid waste passed out of the body

: someone who is very unpleasant and not liked

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