Definition of orts in English:

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orts

Pronunciation: /ɔːts/

plural noun

archaic or dialect
Scraps; remains.
Example sentences
  • A waiter wheeled up a trolley of elaborately bedized scraps, orts and broken meats.
  • The men's job was to operate the sweepers, brushing up the vegetable waste, the paper bags, the scraps and orts of the Market like prairie harvesters.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Middle Low German orte 'food remains', originally a compound the second element of which is related to eat.

Words that rhyme with orts

Cinque Ports, quartz

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