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noun
  1. (usually in plural orts) a scrap of leftover food; any remainder
    • 1922: Come, Kinch, you have eaten all we left. Ay, I will serve you your orts and offals. " James Joyce, Ulysses
  2. 1997: Peace, Grandam," reclaim thy Ort. The Learnèd One has yet to sink quite that low. " Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
Translations:
    Etymology: From Middle Low German orte, refuse of food, cognate with early-modern Dutch ooríte, perhaps from Dutch oor-, out + etten, to eat


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