midden

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noun mid·den \ˈmi-dən\

Definition of midden

  1. 1 :  dunghill

  2. 2a :  a refuse heap; especially :  kitchen middenb :  a small pile (as of seeds, bones, or leaves) gathered by a rodent (such as a pack rat)

Origin and Etymology of midden

Middle English midding, from Old Norse *mykdyngja, from myki dung + dyngja manure pile — more at dung


First Known Use: 14th century

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