cur, mongrel, mutt

(noun) an inferior dog or one of mixed breed


(noun) a cowardly and despicable person

Source: WordNet® 3.1



cur (plural curs)

(dated or humorous) A contemptible or inferior dog.

(dated or humorous) A detestable person.


• CRU, Cru, RUC, cru, ruc

Source: Wiktionary

Cur (kr), n. Etym: [OE. curre, kur; cf. dial. Sw. kurre dog, OD. korre watchdog, and Icel. kurra to murmur, grumble, Sw. kurra to rumble, croak, Dan. kurre to coo, whirr; prob. of imitative origin.]

1. A mongrel or inferior dog. They . . . like to village curs, Bark when their fellows do. Shak.

2. A worthless, snarling fellow; -- used in contempt. What would you have, you curs, That like nor peace nor war Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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