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dunghill

[duhng-hil] /ˈdʌŋˌhɪl/
noun
1.
a heap of dung.
2.
a repugnantly filthy or degraded place, abode, or situation.
Origin of dunghill
1275-1325
Middle English word dating back to 1275-1325; See origin at dung, hill
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dunghill

/ˈdʌŋˌhɪl/
noun
1.
a heap of dung
2.
a foul place, condition, or person
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Word Origin and History for dunghill
n.

early 14c., from dung + hill (n.).

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