Ort definition

ôrt
A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed.
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(now chiefly dial.) A scrap or fragment of food left from a meal.
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A scrap; a bit.
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(dialectal) To turn away from with disgust; refuse.
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(usually in plural orts) A fragment; a scrap of leftover food; any remainder; a piece of refuse.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ort
Plural:
orts

Origin of ort

  • Middle English orte food left by animals probably from Middle Dutch oor out ud- in Indo-European roots eten to eat ed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English ort, from Old English *orÇ£t (“that which is left after eating", literally “out-eat"), equivalent to or- +"Ž eat. Cognate with Middle Low German orte (“refuse of food"), Middle Dutch ooraete, ooreete, Low German ort (“ort").

    From Wiktionary