dung

[ duhng ]
/ dʌŋ /

noun

excrement, especially of animals; manure.

verb (used with object)

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

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM dung

dung·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dunging

dung
/ (dʌŋ) /

noun

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

verb

(tr) to cover (ground) with manure

Derived forms of dung

dungy, 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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