Mongrel



[muhng-gruh l, mong-] /ˈmʌŋ grəl, ˈmɒŋ-/

noun
1.
a dog of mixed or indeterminate breed.
2.
any animal or plant resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties.
3.
any cross between different things, especially if inharmonious or indiscriminate.
adjective
4.
of mixed breed, nature, or origin; of or like a mongrel.
/ˈmʌŋɡrəl/
noun
1.
a plant or animal, esp a dog, of mixed or unknown breeding; a crossbreed or hybrid
2.
(taboo) a person of mixed race
3.
(Austral & NZ, sport) toughness and physical aggression: a tall southpaw with plenty of mongrel
adjective
4.
of mixed origin, breeding, character, etc
n.

late 15c., “mixed-breed dog,” from obsolete mong “mixture,” from Old English gemong “mingling” (base of among), from Proto-Germanic *mangjan “to knead together” (see mingle). With pejorative suffix -rel. Meaning “person not of pure race” is from 1540s. As an adjective from 1570s.

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