turd [tʉrd]
[ME < OE tord, akin to MHG zurch, dung, Latvian dirsa, anus < IE base * der-, to split > TEAR1]
a piece of excrement: now a vulgar term

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  • turd — [tə:d US tə:rd] n informal [: Old English; Origin: tord] 1.) not polite a piece of the solid brown waste material you pass from your body 2.) taboo an insulting word for an unpleasant person. Do not use this word ▪ You stupid little turd! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • turd — [ tɜrd ] noun count 1. ) a solid piece of waste from a person s or an animal s body 2. ) OFFENSIVE an unpleasant person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • turd — (n.) O.E. tord, from P.Gmc. *turdam (Cf. M.Du. torde piece of excrement, O.N. tord yfill, Du. tort wevel dung beetle ), from PIE *drtom, pp. of root *d(e)r flay, tear, thus that which is separated (or torn off) from the body (Cf. SHIT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • turd — ► NOUN vulgar slang 1) a lump of excrement. 2) an obnoxious or contemptible person. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • turd — 1. n. a formed mass of fecal material; a fecal bolus. (Usually objectionable.) □ Don’t step on that dog turd. □ There’s a turd floating in the swimming pool! 2. n. a wretched or worthless person. (Rude and derogatory.) □ You stupid turd! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • turd — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)d[/t]] turds 1) N COUNT A turd is a lump of faeces. [INFORMAL, RUDE] 2) N COUNT (disapproval) People sometimes insult someone they do not like by referring to them as a turd. [INFORMAL, RUDE] …   English dictionary

  • turd — UK [tɜː(r)d] / US [tɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms turd : singular turd plural turds 1) impolite a solid piece of waste from a person s or an animal s body 2) offensive an unpleasant person …   English dictionary

  • turd —    This word, meaning a lump of excrement, is not used in polite circles, but it has a fine oral history as an insulting term of address. There is documentary evidence of its use from the fifteenth century, and it is still in use on both sides of …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • turd — noun Etymology: 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 Date: before 12th century 1. sometimes vulgar a piece of fecal matter 2. usually vulgar a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • turd — noun /tɜː(r)d/ a) A piece of solid animal or human feces. I went to the toilet to drop a turd. b) A pejorative term, typically directed at a person …   Wiktionary

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