Turd vs Excrement - What's the difference?

turd | excrement |


As nouns the difference between turd and excrement

is that turd is (mildly|vulgar) a piece of solid animal or human feces while excrement is excrement (animal solid waste).

turd

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (mildly, vulgar) A piece of solid animal or human feces.
  • I went to the toilet to drop a turd .
  • A pejorative term, typically directed at a person.
  • Usage notes

    Whether it should be considered an especially vulgar insult is subject to judgment, but certainly it would have a broader acceptability than many vulgarities in common use today.

    excrement

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) Any waste matter excreted from the human or animal body, or discharged by bodily organs.
  • *, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.97:
  • A French Gentleman was ever wont to blow his nose in his hand. He asked me on a time, what privilege this filthie excrement had, that wee should have a daintie linnen cloth or handkercher to receive the same.
  • Animal solid waste excreted from the bowels; feces.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Something which grows out of the body; hair, nails etc.
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