Definition of ordure in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdjʊə/


[mass noun]
1Excrement; dung.
Example sentences
  • Distilling that heap of ordure down to only ten nuggets of blackest filth takes work.
  • These sub-humans are attracted to the happiness of others like flies to ordure.
  • It was like watching a chimp trying to fashion a scale model of Michelangelo's David out of its own steaming ordure.
informal pooh, doo-doo, jobbie
British informal cack, whoopsie, big jobs
North American informal poop
vulgar slang shit, crap, turds
1.1Something regarded as vile or abhorrent: can you give credence to this ordure?
More example sentences
  • But he is bogged down by a terrible script - crammed with all that is clunky, cutesy and phoney - and surrounded by actors giving turns of pure ordure.
  • Suddenly folk who pandered to his every whim are falling over themselves to add their deposit of ordure on his disgraced head.
  • But nor do I think it was quite the heap of steaming literary ordure that most reviewers found it to be.


Middle English: from Old French, from ord 'foul', from Latin horridus (see horrid).

Words that rhyme with ordure


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