Definition of dung-bred in English:

dung-bred

See synonyms for dung-bred

adjective

  • 1rare (Of a beetle, fly, etc.) bred in or from dung; that breeds or feeds on dung.

  • 2rare, figurative (of a person) vile, contemptible.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Michael Drayton (1536–1631), poet.