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"
cur, mongrel, mutt(noun)
an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
Someone of mixed kind or uncertain origin, especially a dog.
That dog is a mongrel, who knows what breed it could be!
the progeny resulting from a cross between two breeds, as of domestic animals; anything of mixed breed
not of a pure breed
of mixed kinds; as, mongrel language
Origin: [Prob. shortened fr. mongrel, and akin to AS. mengan to mix, and E. mingle. See Mingle.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mung′grel, adj. of a mixed breed, impure.—n. an animal, esp. a dog, of a mixed breed.—v.t. Mong′relise.—n. Mong′relism. [A double dim. from A.S. mang, mixture.]
The numerical value of mongrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of mongrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A book is like a man -- clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.
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- Mischling, PromenadenmischungGerman
- μιξογενής, μιγάςGreek
- chusco, tinaquero, quiltro, gozque, zaguate, perro callejero, comecuandohay, PP, perro mestizo, chucho, perro aguacatero, cacri, perro criollo, chumino, sato, mil lechesSpanish
- piski, rakkiFinnish
- bâtard, métisse, corniaud, métisFrench
- keverék, korcsHungarian
- 雑種, 混血児, ハーフJapanese
- mieszaniec, kundelPolish
- rafeiro, vira-lataPortuguese
- дворня́га, мети́ска, дворня́жка, полукро́вка, мети́сRussian
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