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MONGREL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does mongrel mean? 

MONGREL (noun)
  The noun MONGREL has 2 senses:

1. derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin
2. an inferior dog or one of mixed breed

  Familiarity information: MONGREL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONGREL (noun)


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Meaning:

Derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

mongrel; bastard

Context example:

the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic

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

variation (an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard)


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Meaning:

An inferior dog or one of mixed breed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

cur; mutt; mongrel

Hypernyms ("mongrel" 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 "mongrel"):

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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