Midden Definition

mĭdn
middens
noun
middens
A dunghill or refuse heap.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
A mound or deposit containing shells, animal bones, and other refuse that indicates the site of a human settlement.
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Other Word Forms of Midden

Noun

Singular:
midden
Plural:
middens

Origin of Midden

  • Via Middle English midding, myddyng, from Old Danish (Old Norse) mykdyngja (the first element, myk, meaning muck, manure; the second element meaning pile), whence also Danish møgdynge and mødding, Norwegian mødding.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English midding of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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