- a heap of dung.
- a repugnantly filthy or degraded place, abode, or situation.
Origin of dunghill
Related Words for dunghilldebris, waste, trash, rubbish, residue, dregs, junk, leavings, slop, dump, swill, remains, litter, hogwash, muck, dust, dross, offal, scum, sediment
Examples from the Web for dunghill
Historical Examples of dunghill
Throw me on a dunghill, and let me rot there, to infect the air!'The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill: men cast it out.Gathering Jewels
James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
But like all dunghill products, the life of these was ephemeral.Four Years in Rebel Capitals
T. C. DeLeon
But we can say, we men of the nineteenth century, that the nineteenth century is not the dunghill.Napoleon the Little
At its worst it has collapsed into a death-trap or is rotting like a dunghill.What I Saw in America
G. K. Chesterton
- a heap of dung
- a foul place, condition, or person