From Middle English midding, myddyng, from Old Danish mykdyngja, (a compound of Old Norse myk, myki (“muck, manure”) and dyngja (“dung, dungpile”)), whence also Danish møgdynge and mødding, Norwegian mødding, dialectal Swedish mödding.
midden (plural middens)
- A dungheap.
- A refuse heap usually near a dwelling.
- 1952, Norman Lewis, Golden Earth:
- Untouched by the decaying middens in which they live, they emerge into the sunshine immaculate and serene. The Burmese must be the best-dressed people in the world.
- (archaeology) A prehistoric pile of bones and shells.
- (zoology) A shelter made of vegetation and other materials by packrats.
- (zoology) An accumulation of dried urine and fecal deposits made by hyraxes.
- in the middle
- inflection of :
midden c or n (no plural)
- middle (part between beginning and end)
- “midden (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011