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cur dog

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noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. a worthless dog; mongrel.

Origin of cur dog

1200–50; Middle English cur dogge; see curr, dog
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  • An important factor in the pursuit of this animal is the small Cur-dog trained for the purpose.

    Birds and all Nature, Vol. IV, No. 2, August 1898

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  • Ballad-singers trolled out their rimes to the crowd on "the cur-dog of Britain and spaniel of Spain."