What does currish mean?

Definitions for currish
ˈkɜr ɪʃcur·rish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. currishadjective

    base and cowardly

  2. currishadjective

    resembling a cur; snarling and rude


  1. currishadjective

    Pertaining to a cur or mongrel.

  2. currishadjective

    ignoble, mean-spirited.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Currishadjective

    Having the qualities of a degenerate dog; brutal; sour; quarrelsome; malignant; churlish; uncivil; untractable; impracticable.

    Etymology: from cur.

    Sweet speaking oft a currish heart reclaims. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    No care of justice, nor no rule of reason,
    No temperance, nor no regard of season,
    Did thenceforth ever enter in his mind,
    But cruelty, the sign of currish kind. Hubberd’s Tale.

    In fashions wayward, and in love unkind;
    For Cupid deigns not wound a currish mind. Edward Fairfax, b. iv.

    I would she were in heaven, so she could
    Entreat some pow’r to change this currish Jew. William Shakespeare.

    She says your dog was a cur; and tells you, currish thanks is good enough for such a present. William Shakespeare, Two Gent. of Verona.


  1. currish

    Currish means ill-tempered, mean-spirited, or bad-tempered, often used to depict someone as having characteristics common with an undesirable or contemptible dog.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Currishadjective

    having the qualities, or exhibiting the characteristics, of a cur; snarling; quarrelsome; snappish; churlish; hence, also malicious; malignant; brutal

  2. Etymology: [From Cur.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Currish

    Currishly, &c. See Cur.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of currish in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of currish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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