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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dung
The excrement of an animal.

Etymology: AS. dung; akin to G. dung dünger, OHG. tunga, Sw. dynga; cf. Icel. dyngja heap, Dan. dynge, MHG. tunc underground dwelling place, orig., covered with dung. Cf. Dingy

verb Dung
  1. To manure with dung.
  2. [Calico Print] To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung; -- done to remove the superfluous mordant.
verb Dung
To void excrement.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Fecal matter of animals
  2. Defecate; used of animals
  3. Fertilize or dress with dung ("you must dung the land")

From Middle English dung, dunge, donge, from Old English dung (“dung; excrement; manure”), from Proto-Germanic *dungō (“dung”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ- (“to cover”).

  1. (uncountable) Manure; animal excrement.
  2. (countable) A type of manure, as from a particular species or type of animal.

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    dung was also found in the following language(s): Old English, Old Saxon, and Vietnamese

    Notable Persons Named Dung

    Dũng was born in 1921. Dũng is also known as Bùi and Đình Diệm. They breathed their last breath in 1988.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Dung

    Nguyễn Tấn Dũng is a Governor of the State Bank, Head of the Party Central Committee Economic Commission, Member of the Politburo, 7th Prime Minister of Vietnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Governor of theState Bank, and Member of thePolitburo. Their military service ended in 1984. Nguyễn was born on November 17th, 1949 in Cà Mau.


    Văn Tiến Dũng was a Secretary of the Central Military–Party Committee of the Communist Party, Member of the Politburo, Secretaryof theCentral Military–Party Committeeof theCommunist Party, 6th Minister of Defence, and Member of thePolitburo. Their military service ended in 1986. Văn was born on May 2nd, 1917 in Từ Liêm District. They died on March 17th, 2002.


    She holds the title Miss Vietnam 2008. Trần was born on February 18th, 1990 in Đà Nẵng, Vietnam.


    Bùi Tiến Dũng is a soccer player for the Hoàng Anh Gia Lai F.C., Viettel F.C., Vietnam national under-19 football team, and Vietnam national under-23 football team. Bùi was born on October 2nd, 1995 in Hà Tĩnh Province.


    They hold the title Lady Linh Từ. Their career lasted from 1216 to 1216. Trần was born in Lưu Gia, Đại Việt. They breathed their last breath in 1259.


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    How popular is the baby name Dung in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1975 8 0 8
    1976 23 6 17
    1977 22 8 14
    1978 19 6 13
    1979 32 14 18
    1980 44 20 24
    1981 57 17 40
    1982 71 23 48
    1983 53 19 34
    1984 61 21 40
    1985 64 30 34
    1986 38 12 26
    1987 45 19 26
    1988 34 18 16
    1989 26 11 15
    1990 32 10 22
    1991 39 18 21
    1992 22 11 11
    1993 12 5 7
    1994 16 8 8
    1995 13 6 7
    1996 9 0 9
    1997 5 0 5
    1998 6 0 6
    2000 5 5 0

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    Popularity of Dung as a last name

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    Common last names for Dung

    • Nguyen
    • Tran
    • Huynh
    • Le
    • Vo
    • Phan
    • Ngo
    • Lam
    • Do
    • Duong

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Dung U.S.
      White 4.57% 64.26%
      African American 1.92% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 87.50% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 5.53% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Dung

    People with the last name Dung are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Dung

    • How Popular is the name Dung? Dung is the 12,615th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dung was the 50,275th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Dung have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 756 babies born with the first name Dung in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dung to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dung? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
    • When was Dung first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dung is Sunday, July 15th, 1877.
    • What year had the most people named Dung born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dung was in 1982 with a total of 48 babies.
    • Random Dung Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dung is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1977.
    • Weird things about the name Dung: Your name in reverse order is Gnud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dung. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Dung? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 416 people with the last name Dung.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dung? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dung as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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