dustheap

noun

dust·​heap ˈdəst-ˌ(h)ēp How to pronounce dustheap (audio)
1
: a pile of refuse
2
: a category of forgotten items
the dustheap of historyNew Republic

Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dustheap was in 1599

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“Dustheap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dustheap. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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