innards

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of inwards.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

innards

  1. plural of innard

Noun[edit]

innards pl (plural only)

  1. The internal organs of a human or animal; especially viscera, intestines.
    • 1970, Geezer Butler (lyrics), “Walpurgis (older version of War Pigs)”, in Paranoid, performed by Black Sabbath:
      It's the place for all black sinners. / Watch them eating dead rat's innards.
  2. The inner workings of something; the insides or guts.
    He took the cover off his computer and looked at the innards.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word is most frequently used in the plural / collective sense, as above.

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