noun mix·en \ˈmiksən\

Definition of mixen



dialectal, chiefly England

  1. :  a pile of dung or refuse :  a manure heap

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Origin and Etymology of mixen

Middle English, from Old English, dung, dunghill; akin to Old English meox dung, filth, mīgan to urinate, Middle Dutch mist, mest dung, Old Saxon & Old High German mist dung, Old Norse mīga to urinate, Gothic maihstus dung, Latin mingere, meiere to urinate, Greek omichein, omeichein to urinate, Sanskrit mehati he urinates

First Known Use: before 12th century

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