Definition of scatology in English:



  • 1An interest in or preoccupation with excrement and excretion.

    • ‘But Sharon caught me off guard when she started to talk with some approval about scatology, a fetish whose adherents use feces to enhance sexual activity.’
    • ‘The subtle interweaving of scatology and death is positively Freudian.’
    • ‘But it is not just sex that is fixated on waste and scatology; the characters within the film are painted with a misanthropic glee.’
    • ‘With their propensity for schoolboy humour and scatology, they deal with the subject by uproarious laughter.’
    • ‘Tf you don't mind a little scatology along with your predictable love story, you could do worse than this amiable diversion, which will provide an above-average quota of giggles.’
    1. 1.1Obscene literature that is concerned with excrement and excretion.
      • ‘They aren't always polite in their writings; sometimes they use parody, satire and occasionally even scatology.’


Late 19th century: from Greek skōr, skat- dung + -logy. Compare with scat.