Meaning of “dunghill” in the English Dictionary

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"dunghill" in British English

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dunghillnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʌŋ.hɪl/ us /ˈdʌŋ.hɪl/

Examples from literature

  • And all wheelbarrows, carts, dunghills, oyster-shells, cabbage-stalks, and other four-wheeled carriages, must be swept out of the streets. 
  • Napoleon already lay dead upon the dunghill. 
  • Such flowers do not often grow, or at least do not easily grow, on such dunghills. 
  • This roof is covered first with grass, and then with earth, so that the outward appearance is like a dunghill. 

(Definition of “dunghill” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)