Meaning of ort in English:


Pronunciation /ɔːt/


archaic, dialect usually orts
  • A scrap or remainder of food from a meal.

    ‘A waiter wheeled up a trolley of elaborately bedized scraps, orts and broken meats.’
    • ‘The men's job was to operate the sweepers, brushing up the vegetable waste, the paper bags, the scraps and orts of the Market like prairie harvesters.’
    debris, waste, waste matter, discarded matter, refuse, litter, scrap, flotsam and jetsam, lumber, rubble, wreckage


Late Middle English from Middle Low German orte ‘food remains’, originally a compound of which the second element is related to eat.