a heap of dung.
a repugnantly filthy or degraded place, abode, or situation.

Origin of dunghill

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at dung, hill
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a heap of dung
a foul place, condition, or person
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Word Origin and History for dunghill

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

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