Definition of "ordure" []

  • Excrement; dung. (noun)
  • Something morally offensive; filth. (noun)
  • Excrement; dung (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something regarded as being morally offensive (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ordure" in a sentence
  • "As this mud consists chiefly of human ordure, which is regularly thrown into the canals every morning, there not being a necessary-house in the whole town, it poisons the air while it is drying, to a considerable extent."
  • "They hang them up by the heels, as we used to do with the drowned, and stuff their mouths with human ordure which is sure to produce emesis."
  • "In his own spirited protest he tells us of the 'ordure' that was thrown at him; and it is an old saying that if enough mud be thrown some will stick."