Definitions for mongrelˈmʌŋ grəl, ˈmɒŋ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mon•grelˈmʌŋ grəl, ˈmɒŋ-(n.)

  1. a dog of mixed or indeterminate breed.

  2. an animal or plant resulting from an uncontrolled or accidental crossing of breeds or varieties.

    Category: Genetics

  3. any cross between different types of persons or things.

  4. (adj.)being a mongrel.

    Category: Botany

Origin of mongrel:

1425–75; prob. ME mong(e) mixture +–rel -rel


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bastard, mongrel(noun)

    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"

  2. cur, mongrel, mutt(noun)

    an inferior dog or one of mixed breed


  1. mongrel(Noun)

    Someone of mixed kind or uncertain origin, especially a dog.

    That dog is a mongrel, who knows what breed it could be!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mongrel(noun)

    the progeny resulting from a cross between two breeds, as of domestic animals; anything of mixed breed

  2. Mongrel(adj)

    not of a pure breed

  3. Mongrel(adj)

    of mixed kinds; as, mongrel language

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(an animal, especially a dog) bred from different types.

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