• (RP) IPA: /ˈɔːdj(ʊ)ə/, /-dʒə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɔɹdʒʊɹ/


  1. Dung, excrement.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:feces
    • 1922 October 26, Virginia Woolf, chapter IX, in Jacob’s Room, Richmond, London: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, OCLC 19736994 ↗; republished London: The Hogarth Press, 1960, OCLC 258624721 ↗, pages 103–104 ↗:
      Only Madame herself seeing Jacob out had about her that leer, that lewdness, that quake of the surface (visible in the eyes chiefly), which threatens to spill the whole bag of ordure, with difficulty held together, over the pavement. In short, something was wrong.
  2. (by extension) Dirt, filth.
    • 1725, [Noël] Chomel, “EAR ↗”, in R[ichard] Bradley, editor, Dictionaire Oeconomique: Or, The Family Dictionary. […], in Two Volumes, […], volume II (I–Z), London: Printed for D. Midwinter, […], OCLC 991191027 ↗, column 2:
      The Ears are ſometimes troubled with Ulcers; and an Ulcer often happens by the Fall of a malignant Humour; or elſe it is occaſioned by a Wound, ſome Hurt, or ſome Ordure that is corrupted in the Ear.
  3. (by extension) Something regard#Verb|regarded as contaminating or pervert#Verb|perverting the moral#Noun|morals; obscene material#Noun|material.
  • French: immondice
  • Italian: fimo (literary)
  • Russian: экскременты
  • Spanish: esterco

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