dunghill

noun
dung·​hill | \ˈdəŋ-ˌhil \

Definition of dunghill 

1 : a heap of dung

2 : something (such as a situation or condition) that is repulsive or degraded

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In Shakespeare, Cade’s corpse ends up tossed over a dunghill. Alex Beam, BostonGlobe.com, "Stephen Greenblatt’s ‘Tyrant’ joins this year’s crop of hate reads," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of dunghill

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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