mix·​en | \ ˈmiksən \
plural -s

Definition of mixen

dialectal, chiefly England
: a pile of dung or refuse : a manure heap

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First Known Use of mixen

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Mixen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixen. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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