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Meaning of MONGREL

Pronunciation:  'munggrul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
  2. [n]  derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin; "the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"

MONGREL is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bastard, cur, mutt
 See Also: Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog, pariah dog, pie-dog, pye-dog, variation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mon"grel\, n. [Prob. shortened fr. mongrel, and akin to
    AS. mengan to mix, and E. mingle. See {Mingle}.]
    The progeny resulting from a cross between two breeds, as of
    domestic animals; anything of mixed breed. --Drayton.
  2. \Mon"grel\, a.
    1. (Zo["o]l.) Not of a pure breed.
    2. Of mixed kinds; as, mongrel language.
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