[ duhng ]
/ dʌŋ /


excrement, especially of animals; manure.

verb (used with object)

to manure (ground) with or as if with dung.

Nearby words

  1. dune buggy,
  2. dune-buggy,
  3. dunedin,
  4. duneland,
  5. dunfermline,
  6. dung beetle,
  7. dung fly,
  8. dungannon,
  9. dungaree,
  10. dungarees

Origin of dung

before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Low German, German dung; compare Icelandic dyngja heap, dung, Swedish dynga dung, muck, Old High German tunga manuring

Related formsdung·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dunging


/ (dʌŋ) /


  1. excrement, esp of animals; manure
  2. (as modifier)dung cart
something filthy


(tr) to cover (ground) with manure
Derived Formsdungy, adjective

Word Origin for dung

Old English: prison; related to Old High German tunc cellar roofed with dung, Old Norse dyngja manure heap

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