mixen

noun

mix·​en
ˈmiksən
plural -s
dialectal, chiefly England
: a pile of dung or refuse : a manure heap

Word History

Etymology

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 the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mixen was before the 12th century

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

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