dunghill
noun Date: 14th century 1. a heap of dung 2. something (as a situation or condition) that is repulsive or degraded

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  • Dunghill — Dung hill , n. 1. A heap of dung. [1913 Webster] 2. Any mean situation or condition; a vile abode. [1913 Webster] He . . . lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill. 1. Sam. ii. 8. [1913 Webster] {Dunghill fowl}, a domestic fowl of common breed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dunghill — (n.) early 14c., from DUNG (Cf. dung) + HILL (Cf. hill) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dunghill — ► NOUN ▪ a heap of dung or refuse, especially in a farmyard …   English terms dictionary

  • dunghill — [duŋ′hil΄] n. 1. a heap of dung 2. anything vile or filthy …   English World dictionary

  • dunghill — see every cock will crow upon his own dunghill …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • dunghill — /dung hil /, n. 1. a heap of dung. 2. a repugnantly filthy or degraded place, abode, or situation. [1275 1325; ME; see DUNG, HILL] * * * …   Universalium

  • dunghill — noun A heap of dung, especially one for agricultural purposes; a muckheap, dungheap …   Wiktionary

  • dunghill — n. garbage pile; pile of dung …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dunghill — noun a heap of dung or refuse, especially in a farmyard …   English new terms dictionary

  • dunghill — dung•hill [[t]ˈdʌŋˌhɪl[/t]] n. 1) a heap of dung 2) a repugnantly filthy or degraded place, abode, or situation • Etymology: 1275–1325 …   From formal English to slang

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