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Meaning of CUR

Pronunciation:  kur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
  2. [n]  a cowardly and despicable person

CUR is a 3 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: mongrel, mutt
 See Also: caitiff, Canis familiaris, coward, dog, domestic dog, pariah dog, pie-dog, pye-dog



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cur\ (k[^u]r), n. [OE. curre, kur; cf. dial. Sw. kurre dog,
OD. korre watchdog, and Icel. kurra to murmur, grumble, Sw.
kurra to rumble, croak, Dan. kurre to coo, whirr; prob. of
imitative origin.]
1. A mongrel or inferior dog.

         They . . . like to village curs, Bark when their
         fellows do.                           -- Shak.

2. A worthless, snarling fellow; -- used in contempt.

         What would you have, you curs, That like nor peace
         nor war?                              --Shak.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: animal, beast, bounder, dog, hound, hyena, insect, lurcher, mongrel, mutt, pariah dog, pig, polecat, reptile, riffraff, rotter, scum, serpent, shit, shithead, skunk, snake, stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, vermin, viper, whelp, worm