- in spite of; notwithstanding.
Origin of maugre
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Examples from the Web for mauger
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
She said steadily: "Mauger, where did the men get the liquor?"
"I had 'casion to discipline Mauger," he said, with awkward dignity, his head wagging.
Brander looked at Mauger, and he touched the little man's shoulder.
- Caribbean (of persons or animals) thin or lean
from Du. mager thin, meagre
- obsolete in spite of
C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure
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