Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ort


ort \ˈȯrt\ noun: a morsel left at a meal; scrap

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Low German orte

I've never heard this word uttered in casual conversation. That's a shame, because ort just feels right; what else could it be but a scrap of food?

1 comment:

JET said...

I sometimes find it to be an answer to a crossword clue. It just so happens that I left a huge ort after dinner time today.

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