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CUR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cur mean? 

CUR (noun)
  The noun CUR has 2 senses:

1. an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
2. a cowardly and despicable person

  Familiarity information: CUR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUR (noun)


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Meaning:

An inferior dog or one of mixed breed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

cur; mutt; mongrel

Hypernyms ("cur" is a kind of...):

Canis familiaris; dog; domestic dog (a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cur"):

feist; fice (a nervous belligerent little mongrel dog)

pariah dog; pie-dog; pye-dog (ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India)


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Meaning:

A cowardly and despicable person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("cur" is a kind of...):

coward (a person who shows fear or timidity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cur"):

caitiff (a cowardly and despicable person)


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