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maugre

or mauger

[maw-ger] /ˈmɔ gər/
preposition, Archaic.
1.
in spite of; notwithstanding.
Origin of maugre
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English < Middle French: literally, spite, ill-will, equivalent to mau- mal- + gre gree2
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Examples from the Web for mauger
Historical Examples
  • There was an uncle of William's, named mauger, who was primate of the Norman church.

    The Normans Sarah Orne Jewett
  • And I was not averse to making the acquaintance of Captain mauger.

    A Chambermaid's Diary Octave Mirbeau
  • Brander's eyes hardened; he said, under his breath: "Thanks, mauger."

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • "I had 'casion to discipline mauger," he said, with awkward dignity, his head wagging.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • He thought that mauger was at him with a sheath knife, and that Brander was at mauger's back.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • Brander was not blind to this; and if he had been blind, mauger's one eye would have seen for him.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • Brander looked at mauger, and he touched the little man's shoulder.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • She said steadily: "mauger, where did the men get the liquor?"

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • It was true; mauger had more than once accepted drink from Noll.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • mauger was a greenie; he was a product of the worst conditions of the city.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
British Dictionary definitions for mauger

mauger

/ˈmɔːɡə/
adjective
1.
(Caribbean) (of persons or animals) thin or lean
Word Origin
from Du. mager thin, meagre

maugre

/ˈmɔːɡə/
preposition
1.
(obsolete) in spite of
Word Origin
C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure
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