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 Dungaree.Dunghill. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dunghill!
 
Coward! Villain! This is a cockpit phrase; all cocks, except gamecocks, being called dunghills.
       
“Out, dunghill! dar’st thou brave a nobleman?”
       
Shakespeare: King John, iv 3.
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   That is, Dare you, a dunghill cock, brave a thoroughbred gamecock?   2
 


 Dungaree.Dunghill. 

 
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