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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-seez]
    • /ˈfi siz/
    • /ˈfiː.siːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-seez]
    • /ˈfi siz/

Definitions of feces word

  • noun feces waste matter discharged from the intestines through the anus; excrement. 1
  • noun feces dregs; sediment. 1
  • noun feces Waste matter discharged from the bowels after food has been digested; excrement. 1
  • noun feces excrement, solid waste 1
  • noun plural feces waste matter expelled from the bowels; excrement 0
  • noun feces Digested waste material (typically solid or semi-solid) discharged from the bowels; excrement. 0

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Origin of feces

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin faecēs grounds, dregs, sediment (plural of faex)

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Parts of speech for Feces


feces popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for feces

noun feces

  • dung — excrement, especially of animals; manure.
  • feculence — full of dregs or fecal matter; foul, turbid, or muddy.
  • ordure — dung; manure; excrement.
  • egesta — matter egested from the body, as excrement or other waste.
  • excrement — Waste matter discharged from the bowels; feces.

general feces

  • shit — excrement; feces.

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