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1. A piece of excrement.
2. Slang A contemptible person.
[Middle English, from Old English tord; see der- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
1. a lump of dung; piece of excrement
2. an unpleasant or contemptible person or thing
[Old English tord; related to Old Norse tordy fill dung beetle, Dutch tort dung]
Usage: This word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in older editions of Collins English Dictionary. However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use
n. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
a piece of excrement.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English tord]
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