dung·​hill ˈdəŋ-ˌhil How to pronounce dunghill (audio)
: a heap of dung
: something (such as a situation or condition) that is repulsive or degraded

Examples of dunghill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Shakespeare, Cade’s corpse ends up tossed over a dunghill. Alex Beam, BostonGlobe.com, 2 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dunghill was in the 14th century

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“Dunghill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dunghill. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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dung·​hill ˈdəŋ-ˌhil How to pronounce dunghill (audio)
: a manure pile

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