midden

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via Middle English midding, myddyng, from Old Danish mykdyngja, (a compound of myk, myki (muck, manure) and dyngja (dung, dungpile)), whence also Danish møgdynge and mødding, Norwegian mødding.

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Noun[edit]

midden (plural middens)

  1. A dungheap.
  2. A refuse heap usually near a dwelling.
    • 1979, V. S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River:
      Strange rubbish, not the tins and paper and boxes and other containers you would expect in a town, but a finer kind of waste [] that made the middens look like grey-black mounds of sifted earth.
  3. (archaeology) A prehistoric pile of bones and shells.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a derivative of Proto-Germanic *midjaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *medʰyo-.

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midden

  1. in the middle

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Adjective[edit]

midden

  1. inflected form of midd

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Noun[edit]

midden n

  1. middle (part between beginning and end)