dunghill

[duhng-hil]
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Origin of dunghill

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at dung, hill
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British Dictionary definitions for dunghill

dunghill

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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