Definition of orts in English:

orts

plural noun

dialect, Archaic
  • Scraps; remains.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A waiter wheeled up a trolley of elaborately bedized scraps, orts and broken meats.’
    debris, waste, waste matter, discarded matter, refuse, rubbish, litter, scrap, flotsam and jetsam, lumber, rubble, wreckage
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

orts

/ɔːts/