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Pronunciation: /dʌŋ

Definition of dung in English:


[mass noun]
The excrement of animals; manure.
Example sentences
  • The scent of dung from the nearby manure pile also makes it difficult to breathe.
  • They also provide dung for manure and fuel, and they pull ploughs and carts.
  • Muck in the seventeenth century meant, unequivocally, animal dung.
manure, muck, animal excrement;
Indian gobar
North American informal cow chips, horse apples
vulgar slang shit, crap


[no object] Back to top  
1(Of an animal) defecate.
1.1 [with object] Drop or spread dung on (a piece of ground).
Example sentences
  • But avoid dunging ground that you plan to use for carrots and parsnips
  • It is said ‘the earth neither grows old nor wears out if it is fed and dunged’, though getting hold of a good supply of well-rotted muck isn't always easy.


Old English, of Germanic origin; related to German Dung, Swedish dynga, Icelandic dyngja 'dung, dunghill, heap', and Danish dynge 'heap'.

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