[aw-fuh l, of-uh l] /ˈɔ fəl, ˈɒf əl/

the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; carrion.
the parts of a butchered animal removed in dressing; viscera.
refuse; rubbish; garbage.
the edible internal parts of an animal, such as the heart, liver, and tongue
dead or decomposing organic matter
refuse; rubbish

late 14c., “waste parts, refuse,” from off + fall (v.); the notion being that which “falls off” the butcher’s block; perhaps a translation of Middle Dutch afval.

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