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English definition of “turd”


noun [C]     /tɜːd/ US  /tɝːd/ offensive
a piece of solid waste : dog turds on the pavement Excrement and its excretion a rude word for someone who you think is unpleasant : I'm not doing business with that little turd.Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
(Definition of turd noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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