A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed.
(now chiefly dial.) A scrap or fragment of food left from a meal.
A scrap; a bit.
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Origin of ort
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").