[awr-nuh-ree] /ˈɔr nə ri/
adjective, ornerier, orneriest. Dialect.
ugly and unpleasant in disposition or temper:
No one can get along with my ornery cousin.
I can’t do a thing with that ornery mule.
low or vile.
inferior or common; ordinary.
adjective (US & Canadian, dialect or informal)
stubborn or vile-tempered
low; treacherous: an ornery trick
1816, American English dialectal contraction of ordinary (adj.). “Commonplace,” hence “of poor quality, coarse, ugly.” By c.1860 the sense had evolved to “mean, cantankerous.” Related: Orneriness.
Mean and irascible; ill-tempered: He wasconfident and ornery on the mound
[1816+; fr a dialect pronunciation of ordinary]
[awr-nis] /ˈɔr nɪs/ noun, plural ornithes [awr-nahy-theez] /ɔrˈnaɪ θiz/ (Show IPA) 1. an avifauna. /ˈɔːnɪs/ noun 1. a less common word for avifauna
1. variant of before a vowel: ornithoid. 1. . 2. . 1. ornithologic 2. ornithological 3. ornithology
[awr-nuh-theen] /ˈɔr nəˌθin/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. an amino acid, H 2 N(CH 2) 3 CH(NH 2)COOH, obtained by the hydrolysis of arginine and occurring as an intermediate compound in the urea cycle of mammals. /ˈɔːnɪˌθiːn/ noun 1. an amino acid produced from arginine by hydrolysis: involved in the formation of urea in the liver; diaminopentanoic […]
[awr-nith-ik] /ɔrˈnɪθ ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to birds. /ɔːˈnɪθɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to birds or a bird fauna