dunghill

[ duhng-hil ]
/ ˈdʌŋˌhɪl /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. dungeness,
  2. dungeness crab,
  3. dungeon,
  4. dungeons and dragons,
  5. dunger,
  6. dunham,
  7. dunham, katherine,
  8. duniewassal,
  9. dunite,
  10. duniwassal

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

/ (ˈdʌŋˌhɪl) /

noun

a heap of dung
a foul place, condition, or person
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Word Origin and History for dunghill

dunghill

n.

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

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