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midden

[ mid-n ]
/ ˈmɪd n /
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noun
a dunghill or refuse heap.
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Origin of midden

1300–50; Middle English midding<Old Danish mykdyngja, equivalent to myk manure + dyngja pile (Danish mødding)
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British Dictionary definitions for midden

midden
/ (ˈmɪdən) /

noun
  1. archaic, or dialect a dunghill or pile of refuse
  2. dialect a dustbin
  3. Northern English dialect an earth closet

Word Origin for midden

C14: from Scandinavian; compare Danish mödding from mög muck + dynge pile
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