dated slang A case of delirium tremens, a condition resulting from withdrawal or abstinence from alcohol after excessive, prolonged use, especially in the case of alcoholism. I need a drink really badly, I'm getting the ork-orks like crazy. You're going to have to deal with the ork-orks eventually if you ever hope to beat your drinking problem.
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n. the delirium tremens. Whenever he gets the ork-orks, he gets himself arrested and put in jail where he can sober up.
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