Definitions For Mort

Etymology 1

{{PIE root, en, mer, id=die}} Borrowed from {{bor, en, fr, mort, , death}}.


MORT. (countable and uncountable, plural MORTs) Death; especially, the death of game in hunting. A note sounded on a horn at the death of a deer. (UK, Scotland, dialect) The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease. (card games) A variety of dummy whist for three players. (card games) The exposed or dummy hand of cards in the game of mort.

Derived terms

mort cloth mort stone

Etymology 2

Compare {{cog, is, margt}}, neuter of margr, , many.


{{en-noun, ?}} A great quantity or number.

Etymology 3

{{clipping, en, mortal}}.


MORT (plural MORTs) (internet, informal) A player in a multi-user dungeon who does not have special administrator privileges and whose character can be killed.



Etymology 4



MORT (plural MORTs) A three-year-old salmon.

Etymology 5

UK circa 1560–1890. {{unk, en, title=Etymology unknown}}. Documented possibilities include: From mort, gloss=A three-year-old salmon, by equation of women with fish.{{cite-book, title=Crooked Talk: Five Hundred Years of the Language of Crime, first=Jonathon, last=Green, publisher=Random House, year=2012, isbn=9780099549994, page=176}} From {{der, en, cy, modryb, gloss=aunt}} From {{der, en, cy, morwyn, gloss=maid, virgin}} From {{der, en, fr, amourette, gloss=a crush}}{{R:The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang}} From, or cognate with, {{der, en, nl, mot, gloss=pig, lewd woman}}, from {{der, en, gml, mutte}}. From {{der, en, fr, motte, gloss=mound, esp. mons veneris}}{{R:Barrere}} From {{der, en, rom, mintš, gloss=female genitals}}. Cognate with {{cog, en, minge}}.

Alternative forms

mot, mott


MORT (plural MORTs) (obsolete, UK, thieves) A woman; a female.


See thesaurus:woman

Derived terms

{{rel-top3, Terms derived from mort}} autem mort ben mort dimber mort gentry mort kinchin mort {{rel-mid3}} queer mort mort dell mort wap-apace nazie mort rum mort {{rel-mid3}} strolling mort walking mort wapping mort {{rel-bottom}}



Is Mort a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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The word Mort is worth 6 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

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