What does mongrel mean?

Definitions for mongrelˈmʌŋ grəl, ˈmɒŋ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mongrel.

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

  4. Origin: [Prob. shortened fr. mongrel, and akin to AS. mengan to mix, and E. mingle. See Mingle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mongrel

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mongrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mongrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Steinbeck:

    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.

  2. Earl of Kent, _The_Tragedy_of_King_Lear_:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of mongrel

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Translations for mongrel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الهجينArabic
  • Mischling, PromenadenmischungGerman
  • μιξογενής, μιγάςGreek
  • senrasaEsperanto
  • 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
  • bastardoItalian
  • 雑種, 混血児, ハーフJapanese
  • bastaardDutch
  • mieszaniec, kundelPolish
  • rafeiro, vira-lataPortuguese
  • corciturăRomanian
  • дворня́га, мети́ска, дворня́жка, полукро́вка, мети́сRussian

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