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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


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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'.

Words that rhyme with dung

among, bung, clung, flung, hung, lung, outflung, rung, shantung, slung, sprung, strung, stung, sung, swung, tongue, underslung, wrung, young

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