midden

[ mid-n ]
/ ˈmɪd n /

noun

a dunghill or refuse heap.

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  1. midcult,
  2. midday,
  3. middelburg,
  4. middelmannetjie,
  5. middelskot,
  6. middie,
  7. middle,
  8. middle age,
  9. middle ages,
  10. middle america

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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Word Origin and History for midden

midden

n.

mid-14c., "dung hill," of Scandinavian origin; cf. Danish mødding, from møg "muck" (see muck (n.)) + dynge "heap of dung" (see dung). Modern archaeological sense of "kitchen midden" is from Danish excavations.

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